We've only got a few days left in 2014, and right around this time of year is usually when we start going through the Internet looking for ways to improve ourselves for the upcoming year. When it comes to self-improvement, the foundations are what matters: do you have a strong base on which to build upon your plans for the next year? For instance, are you patient enough to commit yourself to building new habits or to working towards your specific goals? Of the many self-improvement goals we try commit ourselves to prior to any new year, establishing a better daily routine is among the more popular. To get inspired for 2015, take a look at the daily routines of history's most creative minds.
Based on research from Mason Currey's Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, as well as some other academic resources, the infographic provides an overview of the daily rituals of 26 of history's most creative individuals from writers like Gustave Flaubert and Flannery O'Connor to some of the world's greatest thinkers like Benjamin Franklin and Sigmund Freud. The data presented on the infographic sorts the people in order of time of day when they wake up, with de Balzac waking up daily at around 1 AM. Aside from telling us when and for how long these creatives slept, the infographic on daily routines also shows us when and for how long they spent their times on eating, working, focusing on their creative work, eating or socializing, and exercising.
The full infographic itself is actually pretty interactive and allows you to just isolate certain aspects of the creatives' days. (So, for instance, you can focus specifically on how much time they spent on food and leisure). It can serve as a helpful tool for either comparing your current daily routines with those of famous people, or inspiring you to change your daily routines to follow alongside someone for whom you hold high regard. Check out the full infographic of the daily routines of famous creative people.