The Smartest Thing You Can Do Is Learn From A Genius: 5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Daily Routine

The Smartest Thing You Can Do Is Learn From A Genius: 5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Daily Routine

Written by Craig Rogers, Posted on , in Section Hero

Everyone can't be a genius, but we can all follow their lead to get the most out of our daily routines. These 5 steps are parts of the daily routine of geniuses from many different fields. Try these for a few weeks and watch your productivity shoot up.

Find a place to work with no distractions

Getting interrupted constantly is an easy way to ensure that the work you produce is subpar. Geniuses like Mark Twain and William Faulkner both thought that having a place to work that was distraction free was incredibly important to the novels they produced. You can take advantage of this by just setting aside a place were you know you can completely focus.

Take a walk

Getting some fresh air and moving around can get the creative juices flowing. It's easy to get into a rut and have your productivity drop off. Just getting out of your house and walking around your neighborhood is an easy way to get a new perspective on your project. Soren Kierkegaard regularly went for walks whenever he felt like he wasn't making progress with his writing.

Hold yourself accountable

Most great writers and artists had productivity goals for each day that they would always adhere to. For example, Ernest Hemingway would not stop writing until he had produced a certain number of words every day. You can use this technique to maximize your time and ensure that you are as productive as possible. 

Set aside time for busywork

It's easy to let the mundane details overwhelm you and get in the way of stuff that is actually important. A great way to avoid this is by setting aside a specific time during each day when you will be able to knock out your busywork. Once your done, only focus on important stuff for the rest of your day.

Stop while your still going strong

When Mozart was composing, he would always make sure to stop while he was still on a roll. He, and many other geniuses, believed that working in this way would help them continue to be creative next time they sat down to work.