Creative Routines

Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, so how do your routines compare to some of the most creative people in history? From Mason Currey’s “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” (2013) Check out how these composers, painters, writers, scientists, and philosophers find the time to produce their opus. As a mom of four and the main breadwinner in the family working an 8H+ day, this is certainly a challenge…

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“We all have the same 24 hours that Beyoncé has” and its various iterations took the web by storm in late 2013 as the megastar became the figurehead of not only having it all, but being able to somehow do it all too.

How do creatives – composers, painters, writers, scientists, philosophers – find the time to produce their opus? Mason Currey investigated the rigid Daily Rituals that hundreds of creatives practiced in order to carve out time, every day, to work their craft. Some kept to the same disciplined regimen for decades while others locked in patterns only while working on specific works.

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There are enough data to visualize a portion of the hundreds of creative lifestyles. Click the poster to discover:

Gustave Flaubert, Ludwig Van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, Thomas Mann, Sigmund Freud, Immanuel Kant, Maya Angelou, John Milton, Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, W.H. Auden, Charles Darwin, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Le Corbusier, Benjamin Franklin

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Representing each day as a continuous 24 hour…

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  1. Great post, always wanting more time, and needing to better manage the 24 hours I’ve been given! Thank you!

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