A fascinating look at how people organize their days. From Darwin to drug users…
[The following is from Francis Darwin’s reminiscences of his father.
It summarizes a typical day in Darwin’s middle and later years, when he
had developed a rigid routine that seldom changed, even when there were
visitors in the house.]
|7 a.m.||Rose and took a short walk.|
|7:45 a.m.||Breakfast alone|
|8–9:30 a.m.||Worked in his study; he considered this his best working time.|
|9:30–10:30 a.m.||Went to drawing-room and read his letters, followed by reading aloud of family letters.|
12 or 12:15 p.m.
|Returned to study, which period he considered the end of his working day.|
|12 noon||Walk, starting with
visit to greenhouse, then round the sandwalk, the number of times
depending on his health, usually alone or with a dog.
|12:45 p.m.||Lunch with whole family, which was his main meal of the day. After lunch read The Times and answered his letters.
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