Discover If Your Daily Routine Is Similar to These Famous Creatives
In case we haven’t made it entirely clear yet, let us say it again: We are all born creative — duh. But that’s where the creative similarities end. Not only do we all showcase our talents through an assortment of mediums, we also have daily routines that vary. We recently stumbled upon an infographic by RJ Andrews of Info We Trust that highlights how famous creatives — from Maya Angelou and Mozart to Benjamin Franklin — spent the 24 hours in their days.
The info for “Creative Routines” was compiled from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals, a book that takes a look at the day-to-day habits of 161 novelists, playwrights, poets, painters, philosophers, scientists and mathematicians. RJ broke down the 24-hour cycle of 16 of those innovative individuals. He then segmented those days down into typical activities — sleep, exercise, work, etc. With the insight from the book, he made a visualization of how these gifted women and men spend their blocks of time day in and day out.
Some of our favorite creative quirks include Beethoven counting his coffee beans before brewing a cup, Maya Angelou preferring to work from hotel rooms and Victor Hugo’s penchant for long strenuous exercises on the beach. We have no doubt that many of you make like Charles Darwin and lie awake in bed solving problems. Likewise, we have no doubt that more of us should be pulling a Ben Franklin and asking ourselves, “What good shall I do today?” in the morning and “What good have I done today?” in the evening.
What daily rituals do you practice? Let us know in the comments.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!