Mason Curry has written a book about the daily rituals of creative people. His best advice after learning how the most creative produce:
Take a walk every day.
'I was really struck by how many great writers, artists and composers took a walk alone with a piece of paper in their pockets to take down notes. Seems to be incredibly valuable for so many people throughout history that I think we could all benefit from that.
Nashville: Take a walk!
Nashville Drivers: Give them a break!
There are only 24 hours in a day, but it sure seems like certain people are able to do way more with their time than the rest of us. Some of us barely have time to do the laundry, while others write plays or compose symphonies.
Mason Currey writes about 161 creative minds, among them are painters, composers, philosophers and poets, in his book, "Daily Rituals: How Artists Work." He finds that many of these artists and geniuses accomplished so much each day because they used their time wisely and efficiently, and practiced rituals.
"People would find that a certain habit was associated with a period of productivity or great insight and they would often, kind of relentlessly stick to that one ritual in a sort of superstitious fashion believing that it somehow enabled their creativity," Currey says.