Pedro Arantesrose

Benjamin Franklin's Schedule

Benjamin Franklin's schedule is a scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day.
Zettelkasten, June 16, 2021 (changes)


  • Benjamin Franklin's schedule is a scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day.

  • He created this schedule to achieve the habitude of the Order virtue.

    • He expected that this virtue would allow him to have more time for his business and studies.
  • "Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time."

  • Franklin's schedule:

    • 5-7 a.m. Rise, wash, and address Powerful Goodness! Contrive days' business, take the day's resolution, prosecute the present study and breakfast.
      • What good shall I do this day?
    • 8-11 a.m. Work.
    • 12-1 p.m. Read or overlook my accounts and dine.
    • 2-5 p.m. Work.
    • 6-9 p.m. Put things in their places. Supper. Music or diversion, or conversation. Examination of the day.
      • What good have I done today?
    • 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Sleep.


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