|happy easter 2013|
Sunday, March 31, 2013
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 ✽
Posted by ☯ dontstealmypen at 12:44 PM