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Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Sunday—A New Week of Productivity

Ben Franklin's daily schedule

The guy who said, "Time is money," "A penny saved is a penny earned," and "Never leave that till tomorrow what you can do today," placed a lot of value on productivity.  And, here's how he did it...

Ben Franklin's Daily Schedule

I love that he started each day with a morning question...

"What good shall I do this day?"

Isn't that wonderful?  He started every day with a positive sense of purpose.

Then, he ended every day with personal accountability...

"What good have I done today?"

He got up early:  5 a.m.

He got to work a little after 8 a.m.

He went to lunch at Noon and took a two-hour working lunch break.  I like that.  It was probably an hour to eat, then an hour to go over his morning activities.

Back to work at 2 p.m. until six when he knocked off for the day.  That's 4 hours in the morning, followed by a 2-hour working lunch, then 4 more hours of work.  If you don't count lunch, that's an 8-hour work day.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Dinner & diversion

10 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Sleep (7 hours sleep)

Alright, so could this work for me?  How close am I to it to begin with?

dsmp daily schedule

Well, Ben got up earlier...and I'll bet he didn't have cats.  And, because he got up at 5, he was able to fit that hour and a half that I do at night into the beginning of his day.  I could do that!  

Make up your own Ben Franklin-style daily schedule and see how your routine stacks up to old Ben's!  

Have a productive week  ✽