Check out this great illustrated piece about the creative output of Benjamin Franklin. This schedule (shown above) was quite interesting to me. Notice the big blocks of WORK that led him to his discoveries. Also notice the balance of leisure and sleep that he put into his schedule. Pretty perfect day if you ask me.
This quote from the piece really sums it all up for me.
Everything is invented. Language. Childhood. Careers. Relationships. Religion. Philosophy. The future. They are not there for the plucking. They don’t exist in some natural state. They must be invented by people. And that, of course, is a great thing. Don’t mope in your room. Go invent something.