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This Is What Successful People Do When They’re Bored

by Holly O'Neill
07th Feb 2017

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington on February 11, 2015 in New York City.

Pause your Netflix binge! Yes, leisure time is vital, but consider the following leisure activities of some of the world’s most successful people.

Anna Wintour plays tennis. For an hour every morning! After waking at 5.45am. Fair play to her.

Kate Middleton colors. According to Prince William, the?Duchess of Cambridge isn’t immune to the current trend of a good adult coloring book.

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Angelina Jolie collects daggers. Is this surprising to anyone? “My mom took me to buy my first daggers when I was 11 or 12,? she told W Magazine.

Richard Branson plays chess.? He also likes kitesurfing. “I think chess may just be the best game in the world,” Branson wrote on Virgin’s blog. “It combines the greatest aspects of many different sports?tactics, planning, bravery and risk-taking.”

Meryl Streep knits.?The?actress told BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour that she finds happiness?in knitting: “For me, it was a place to gather my thoughts and understand the contemplative [life] – it’s a sort of clearing out place.”

Hello baking, my old friend…

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Taylor Swift bakes.?She’s fond of putting pictures of her baked goods on The Gram.

Arianna Huffington sleeps. The Huffington Post founder gets 7 to 8 hours sleep and said in a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone, “my greatest hobby is sleep.”