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HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE
LIKE A GENIUS
Lessons on Productivity
from Charles Dickens
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
are often searching for ways to be more productive.
If you’re looking for tips on how to whittle dow...
INFO WE TRUST
recently unveiled an infographic detailing the daily
lives of some of history's most accomplished
geniuses. ...
Let’s take a look at a day in the life of Charles Dickens
and talk about the lessons we can learn from how he
spent his ti...
GET A GOOD NIGHT'S REST
Charles Dickens slept from midnight until seven in
the morning every day, which is not far off fro...
EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT SLEEP NEEDS
but many of us try to get by with less than our
bodies demand. Follow Dickens’ advice a...
IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE
figuring out how much sleep you need, a wearable
tech device like UP from Jawbone can recordyour
...
WAKE UP NATURALLY
If you wake up groggy to the same alarm each
morning, this is likely doing your body a
disservice.Waking...
IF YOU NEED A LITTLE HELP GETTING UP
at the right time, try an app like Sleep Cycle,which
analyzes your sleeping patterns ...
MOST PEOPLE'S SCHEDULES
don’t allow them to wake up whenever they feel like it.
That’s why it is recommend to give yoursel...
EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Dickens dedicated an hour each morning just to eat his
breakfast. By turning off your phone and re...
SMALL TIP:
You can make mealtimes less stressful
by planning your meals in advance.
WORK WHEN YOU'RE MOST PRODUCTIVE
Dickens was a morning person, working from nine
to two every day, sequestered in his stud...
JUST LIKE DICKENS,
it’s important to block out a specific time just for work
and also to determine the environment in whic...
FOR TIME BLOCKING,
simply marking off a few hours in a calendar goes a
long way. Close the door, turn off email, and get
s...
EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE
Only 1 in 3 American adults get the recommended
amount of weekly exercise. If Dickens can tak...
THE INCREASED BLOOD FLOW & ENDORPHINS
can give you much more energy than any cup of coffee
could and, in fact, one writer ...
NEED SOME MORE MOTIVATION?
There are several apps you can download on your phone
that will encourage you to exercise. GymP...
TAKE BREAKS FROM YOUR WORK
Dickens not only took a full hour for dinner, he also
dedicated five hours after dinner to frie...
ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES
people make is trying to work all the time, but taking
breaks has actually been shown to impro...
IN CONCLUSION,
time doesn’t have to be something you wish you had
more of. Greater productivity is attainable with just a
...
READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON THE JIMDO BLOG
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Lessons from Charles Dickens on How to Be Productive

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Looking for more ways to be productive? We took a look at one of our favorite literary geniuses' daily routine to see what he did to maximize his productivity and how we can apply those same practices to our lives.

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Lessons from Charles Dickens on How to Be Productive

  1. 1. HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE LIKE A GENIUS Lessons on Productivity from Charles Dickens
  2. 2. SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS are often searching for ways to be more productive. If you’re looking for tips on how to whittle down your to-do list faster, there’s no better source of inspiration than the creative geniuses who have made mankind great. Y
  3. 3. INFO WE TRUST recently unveiled an infographic detailing the daily lives of some of history's most accomplished geniuses. The infographic shows us the diligent routines that many creative greats followed in order to maximize their productivity.
  4. 4. Let’s take a look at a day in the life of Charles Dickens and talk about the lessons we can learn from how he spent his time.
  5. 5. GET A GOOD NIGHT'S REST Charles Dickens slept from midnight until seven in the morning every day, which is not far off from the commonly-cited figure of eight hours a night.
  6. 6. EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT SLEEP NEEDS but many of us try to get by with less than our bodies demand. Follow Dickens’ advice and sleep well every night.
  7. 7. IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE figuring out how much sleep you need, a wearable tech device like UP from Jawbone can recordyour sleep cycles for you and tell you just how much of that essential REM sleep you’re actually getting.
  8. 8. WAKE UP NATURALLY If you wake up groggy to the same alarm each morning, this is likely doing your body a disservice.Waking up according to your body’s natural rhythm is a great foundation for a productive day.
  9. 9. IF YOU NEED A LITTLE HELP GETTING UP at the right time, try an app like Sleep Cycle,which analyzes your sleeping patterns and wakes you up when you’re in the lightest stage of sleep.
  10. 10. MOST PEOPLE'S SCHEDULES don’t allow them to wake up whenever they feel like it. That’s why it is recommend to give yourself an hour like Dickens did, so that you have a little leeway to wake up naturally without being late for work.
  11. 11. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST Dickens dedicated an hour each morning just to eat his breakfast. By turning off your phone and relaxing during breakfast, you’ll be making the rest of the work you do throughout the day way more productive.
  12. 12. SMALL TIP: You can make mealtimes less stressful by planning your meals in advance.
  13. 13. WORK WHEN YOU'RE MOST PRODUCTIVE Dickens was a morning person, working from nine to two every day, sequestered in his study “in absolute quiet.”
  14. 14. JUST LIKE DICKENS, it’s important to block out a specific time just for work and also to determine the environment in which you work best in order to maximize productivity. r
  15. 15. FOR TIME BLOCKING, simply marking off a few hours in a calendar goes a long way. Close the door, turn off email, and get started with a small task to build up momentum.
  16. 16. EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE Only 1 in 3 American adults get the recommended amount of weekly exercise. If Dickens can take three hours out of his day to exercise, you can spare at least 30 minutes for a brisk walk or light jog.
  17. 17. THE INCREASED BLOOD FLOW & ENDORPHINS can give you much more energy than any cup of coffee could and, in fact, one writer even found that his overall cognitive performance improved 12% after exercising but only 6% after a cup of coffee.
  18. 18. NEED SOME MORE MOTIVATION? There are several apps you can download on your phone that will encourage you to exercise. GymPact is an app that gets you to pay up if you don’t work out.
  19. 19. TAKE BREAKS FROM YOUR WORK Dickens not only took a full hour for dinner, he also dedicated five hours after dinner to friends and family. That down time allowed his brain to rest, so he was ready to go the next day.
  20. 20. ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES people make is trying to work all the time, but taking breaks has actually been shown to improve both focus and productivity. That means you’ll spend less time working and get more done.
  21. 21. IN CONCLUSION, time doesn’t have to be something you wish you had more of. Greater productivity is attainable with just a few small changes to your daily routine. Are you ready to give it a shot, Dickens style?
  22. 22. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON THE JIMDO BLOG

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