Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Monday, May 6, 2013

Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule

Mike Corthell

I love this -  It’s Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule, reflecting his famous quote; ''Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.''

What I like about Dr. Franklin’s daily schedule is it divides the day into thirds. (look closely)
He had only 3 blocks of time scheduled each day:
  • 3 hours for getting ready for his day (shower and breakfast, personal study, and prepare for work)
  • 4 hours for work
  • 2 hours for review of current projects and to eat lunch
  • 4 more hours for work
  • 3 hours for dinner and rest and wrapping up the day
  • 8 hours for sleeping
Dr. Franklin was a Freemason and as an entered apprentice he was taught to measure his time so that, of the twenty-four hours of the day, he might devote eight hours to the service of God and a worthy distressed Brother, eight hours to his usual vocation, and eight hours to refreshment and sleep.

1 comment:

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