Want to get stuff done? Try these productivity tips from some of the most influential minds in history, as compiled by Mason Curry in Daily Rituals: How Artists Work.
1. Like many of us, Beethoven started his day by making coffee. He insisted on using 60 beans per cup.
2. Benjamin Franklin was "early to bed, early to rise," and in his later years, early to take it all off. Franklin's morning "air baths" consisted of reading and writing completely starkers for about an hour. Then he put his clothes on and got back to work.
3. Many famous writers and artists made sure to eat breakfast. Victor Hugo preferred his eggs raw.
4. Before Freud went into the office, he got a daily house call/beard trimming from his barber.
5. Agatha Christie never owned a desk. She wrote her 80 novels, 19 plays, and numerous other works wherever she could sit down.