Carl Jung, the renowned psychologist, and founder of analytical psychology, had a daily routine that helped shape him into the successful and wealthy man he became.
Jung’s daily routine was not just ordinary but unique and filled with rituals that helped him maintain balance and focus.
Inside a day in the life of Carl Jung
- Jung's day began by saying good morning to his kitchen utensils.
- Two hours dedicated to writing each morning.
- Incorporated activities like painting, meditation, and going for walks.
- He enjoyed preparing large meals and taking tea in the afternoons.
Jung rose every day at 7 a.m. and entertained a strange ritual of saying “good morning” to his kitchen utensils, including his saucepans, pots, and frying pans.
Breakfast preparation was a protracted affair and usually resulted in a repast of coffee, salami, fruits, bread, and butter.
The renowned psychologist would dedicate himself to two hours of concentrated writing in his private study.
In the afternoons, Jung spent his time painting, meditating, or taking long walks in the hills. He also received visitors and replied to the daily stream of letters. At 2:00 or 3:00 p.m., he took a break from his schedule and enjoyed a cup of tea.
Jung prepared a large meal with the same meticulous care, often preceded by an aperitif, which he called a “sun-downer.” After dinner, he sat down and relaxed before retiring to bed at 10:00 p.m.