It is becoming more and more clear to me that I am a person of routine. I feel best when my days follow a pattern.
Erica recently turned me onto the site Daily Routines: How writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days. I’ve spent much of my day reading and obsessing over the routines of other creative and innovative people. It seems like a mundane part of their lives, but in most of the interviews it shows that their real genius happens because of the structure each person sets for their days. The biggest pattern I saw, whether a night owl, or early riser is that most spend at least a four hour period each day working without distraction.
I can’t tell you the last time I worked for that long without at least taking a peek at Twitter or my email or iPhone…
// above: Ben Franklin’s daily routine