EDITOR'S NOTE:  I stole this.  I didn't write the original piece.

I, as is probably self-evident, am not a genius.  I would not be qualified to write what follows in this post.  As Clint Howard says in the film The Waterboy,

I was not blessed with good looks or a fully functioning brain.

It's sadly true.  My gifts only go so far.  And that ain't TOO far, trust me.

I'm not sure you can become a genius just by ACTING like one, but a statistician analyzed the schedules of hundreds of famous geniuses,  including Mozart, Freud, and Dickens,  and figured out how a typical genius spends their day.  And while we may not be able to achieve genius status just by reading this, we may be able to pick up a tip or two to help us through our days.

They wake up at 10:00 A.M. and spend two hours eating, talking with family or friends, reading the news, and other leisure activities.

Exercise at noon for one hour.

Spend an hour at 1:00 P.M. on errands, paying bills, and other menial things you have to do to keep your life running.

Work on projects and big ideas for five hours, from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Two-and-a-half hours for meals, social activities, and relaxing from 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Finally, spend five-and-a-half hours from 9:30 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. doing their primary work.  Like, this is when Mozart would actually compose music.

Then sleep from 3:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. . . . just seven hours.

Okay.  So, that leaves ME out.  Don't save a seat for me at the next MENSA meeting.