It seems paradoxical, but creative geniuses like Beethoven, Dickens and Freud relied on rigid routines to catalyze creative thought. Beethoven’s routine began bright and early with coffee brewed from precisely 60 beans (which he hand counted). Freud utilized evening strolls to channel creative thought. Dickens could only write in absolute silence. This Wednesday Wisdom distills the routines of humanity’s creative geniuses into elegant infographics. See how you stack up, and who knows, maybe get inspired: here.