Take one day; share it into sections; to each section apportion its task: leave no stray unemployed quarters of an hour, ten minutes, five minutes, – include all; do each piece of business in its turn with method, with rigid regularity. The day will close almost before you are aware it has begun; and you are indebted to no one for helping you to get rid of one vacant moment: you have had to seek no one’s company, conversation, sympathy, forbearance; you have lived, in short, as an independent being ought to do.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 21. The prim and uptight Eliza Reed gives some life advice to her frivolous sister Georgiana, whom she despises. It’s the last piece of advice that she will give to her, Eliza says. After her mother’s death Eliza is planning to enter a convent. The sisters don’t get along with one another.