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UC Mental Health Ranking System (2020-2021)

Admin Mental Health

Owaves has worked on developing a holistic mental health ranking system for the nine University of California (UC) Campuses—UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz—at the undergraduate level. The motivation behind this ranking system is as follows. Many students utilize ranking systems provided by various sources …

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The Science of Our Symbols: Owaves’ Eight Activity Icons

Serene Issa day planning, Healthy Lifestyle, Owaves101, Time Blocking

Owaves recommends that each individual separates their time each day among eight different activity categories, represented by individual icons. Each category holds a purpose and furthers each person’s mental and physical well-being. The activity icons or categories are as follows: Love, Move, Work, Eat, Sleep, Relax, Play and Flow. In the Owaves app, each activity category is paired with a recommended amount …

An Owaves activity icon, which consists of a white hourglass icon within a yellow bubble. The yellow color signifies the "Work" activity in the Owaves app.

Prioritize Tasks with the Eisenhower Matrix and Owaves

Owaves Team Day Planner, Time Blocking, Time Hacks, Time Management

Written by Amanda Orozco, Owaves Intern Have you ever heard of the Eisenhower Matrix? Read on for how this tool, along with the Owaves app, can help you identify your most important tasks, plan them into your day, and accomplish them!  “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never …

Introducing Version 2.9.2 of Owaves: It’s Widget Time!

Mikaela Horvath Announcements, Day Planner, Wellness Planner

We at Team Owaves are excited to introduce Version 2.9.2 of the Owaves app, which includes Focus Widgets and several other useful features!   We know you have requested widgets and have looked forward to their arrival; enjoy them as our gift to you this holiday season!  If you already have the App Store version of Owaves, your app should have automatically updated …

How to ADHD’s Owaves Review

Mikaela Horvath ADHD, Neurodiversity, Wellness Planner, YouTubers

A heartfelt thank-you to Jessica from How to ADHD for this very thoughtful review of Owaves on her YouTube channel. Check out the video below or read the video transcription to learn more about her experience using Owaves! Also, for more information about Owaves, the activities you can plan in the app, and its new My Moai feature, please check out our …

How to Take Back Control of Your Life Using Tools Like Owaves

Serene Issa COVID-19, Day Planner, Owaves101, Time Blocking

We only have 24 hours in a day. If we factor in roughly eight hours of sleep and four hours of meal time, we really only have 12 hours in a day. If we then factor in distractions and a sense of being overwhelmed with our massive ‘to-do list,’  we quickly feel that we simply don’t have enough time in the day …

Plan Your Ideal Day with Owaves

Calo Huang Day Planner, Owaves101, Time Blocking

Imagine your ideal day. What does it look like? Plan your ideal day with Owaves by following along with the tutorial below! Meet Calo, our Community Developer from Australia! Here’s how I use Owaves to plan my weekend. This O (directly beneath this sentence) represents my schedule on this Sunday. Having nine hours of sound sleep, I woke up at 10 a.m. and …

Time Blocking for Student Productivity and Health

Owaves Team Day Planner, Time Blocking, Time Management

Whether you’ve heard of time blocking before or this is your first time coming across this term, read on to learn more about it and its benefits! Are you a student currently attending Zoom university? Are you struggling with finding the motivation to attend your online classes or organize your time? Or perhaps you are a student who wants to live healthier, …

Summary of Peer-Reviewed Research on Social Rhythm

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, My Moai, Social Rhythm

Ever heard of the term “social rhythm” before? Read on to learn about this concept! Long before humans made the first clock, dwellers on Earth have come up with timekeepers to adapt to the continuously changing environment. Known as the biological clocks, they are ticking in most living creatures, ranging from tiny cyanobacteria to giant plants and from slimy fungi to brainy …