Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How Does a Guy Find the Time to Write 88 Books?

Deepak Chopra
Think about this as the new year gets started.

Deepak Chopra has written 88 books and is working on his 89th,

The New York Times reports on his routine:
I’m up at 5 a.m. I’m a morning person. We have circadian lighting in the bedroom, which changes from total darkness to pre-dawn to morning light. Then I stare at the ceiling for 10 minutes doing nothing...

For the next two hours I sit in bed and meditate. When my wife wakes, she meditates with me. Then I practice body and breath awareness while asking myself, “How can I have the most joyful day?”,,,

From 7:30-8:30 I do standard yoga...

 I make coffee and drink three cups before noon. Then, no coffee after that. I used to have only one, but my brother, who’s a doctor, convinced me to have more. He thinks everyone should have five cups, but that’s too much...

Around 9:30 my wife and I take a two-hour walk. We do Central Park or ride the subway to Queens or Brooklyn. I specifically go to ethnic neighborhoods like Chinatown and Little India because it’s different. I enjoy sensory experiences like color, taste, and people. Living in New York is like living in the rest of the world. We walk a minimum of 10,000 steps. Usually it’s 20,000, or 5 to 10 miles...

First we decide if we’re going to have a big lunch or dinner. I only have one big meal a day. I leave that to my wife. I’m not a foodie but I know every restaurant in the neighborhood. I love anything that’s different from our own Indian cooking, which my wife will do if the kids are here...
Then he works on his book for 2 hours.



  1. Between this guy and Tom Woods, I feel like such a piker.
    I guess I'll just get up and pour myself another Jameson.
    Hey, you don't suppose...?
    Anyhow, have a great New Year, Robert. (I'll bet it won't be boring)

  2. One meal per day...I'm with him on that. In fact, every other week, throw in a 48-hour fast, which keeps the body in ketosis and in fat-burning mode.