You would awaken at the crack of dawn within a room with absolutely no blinds or drapes, to sit naked a great hour with a cup of strong coffee on hand, or with opium as well as croissants, only then you certainly would work challenging (read, create, paint..), you may serve yourself a glass of martini with lunch, which could be followed by a good walk and operate for three time. Not that bad right? These habits were actually rituals regarding world’s most resourceful minds.
Getting up first was a habit along with a ”must” of Ernest Hemingway as well as Marcel Proust, Beethoven was drinking lots of cups of coffee each day, and Benjamin Franklin got his ritual of ”air-bath” before an open eye-port while V. S. Pritchett adored a glass of martini together with his lunch. All contemporary analysis and experiments, done on this matter did not lead to a ritual or weird habits that could be common for dozens of great minds, but they did see that majority of them had some kind of eccentric habit as well as rule. Let’s consider some of them.
Every morning, Freud’s wife would certainly put toothpaste with his brush, so that psychiatrist would definitely not waste any some time.