If streamlining your breakfast and wardrobe sound weird, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Here are some extreme ways that the rich and famous got things done.
To prevent himself from wiling away the days in an unproductive fashion, Lifehack.org reports that the Greek orator Demosthenes would shave half of his head so he wouldn’t be tempted to leave the house. Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame would have his hired help hide his clothes.
Take a Nap
Instead of sleeping through the night, Leonardo Da Vinci got by on several naps throughout the day according to Health.com. Sleeping a grand total of one and a half hours per day, Da Vinci divided his sleep into 15-minute naps every four hours.
While clients aren’t going to be happy if you ask to curl up on their sofa after an inspection, taking a snoozer here or there can boost productivity.
Remember Who’s Behind You
The playwright Henrik Ibsen, most famous for his works, A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler, went so far as to keep a portrait of his nemesis on his writing desk according to Lifehack.org.
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