How to be More Creative in Business: Mimic the Daily Routines of Creative People

How to be More Creative in Business: Mimic the Daily Routines of Creative People

I think 9-to-5 work is rubbish. Why? It’s because not all people perform their best at the same time.

I am most productive working at night – when distractions are minimal. I sleep after midnight, after I finish working things that require my creativity a lot. I tried to wake-up-early-and-work-in-the-morning pattern, but it just doesn’t work.

I’m just different, and if you are like me, you are as unique as I am. It’s okay to be different!

The thing is, you obviously want to do the most important work of the day at the right time, when you are feeling most productive and creative. Indeed, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to productivity and creativity.

So, if someone is trying to change your work pattern, you might want to show some proofs that you are working the way you are working because you LOVE it – with the capital letter. Here’s a nice proof you can show to those who against your different work-life-pattern – this interesting infographic shows you how some of the most creative people in the history of mankind spend their day:

Daily routines of famous creative people

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Very, very interesting – I think my daily routine is pretty similar to that of Gustave Flaubert, the author of the controversial “Madame Bovary.”

What about you? What’s your daily routine like? Does it mimic one of the creative people featured in the infographic?

Photo credit: Wikipedia

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