An interesting infographic showing the daily routines of 16 famous people — from Charles Dickens to Charles Darwin.

What’s most noticeable is how varied the routines are — no two routines are even slightly similar. Balzac’s ‘orgies of work’ are a total contrast to Tchaikovsky’s fairly leisurely 4 hours of work per day.

It’s also interesting how many of the people included spent a lot of time walking. Alongside the obvious fitness benefits, walking has been shown to improve creativity.

Then there’s sleep — 7 hours seems standard, although some slept more or less. Mozart apparently managed to get by on 5 hours per night.

In the end, what the infographic really shows is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to structuring how you work and live. Rather than pressuring yourself to live a certain way, thing about what works best for you and then play to your strengths.

 

Credit: RJ Andrews for Info We Trust.

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An infographic showing the creative routines of 16 famous people