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

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, COVID-19, Daily Planner, Day Planner, day planning, Health & Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Owaves101, Social Rhythm, Social Rhythms, Time Blocking, Time Management, Wellness Planner

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

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, Daily Planner, Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, Owaves101, Social Rhythm, Social Rhythms, Time Blocking, Time Management, Wellness Planner

Imagine your ideal day. What does it look like? Now, you can plan your ideal day with the help of Owaves. Check out the video below and/or read the transcription underneath it for more information! And go to owaves.com/promo to download the beta of our app’s new Social version! Video Transcription: Plan Your Ideal Day Here’s how I use Owaves to plan …

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Benefits of Living in a Healthy Community

Owaves Team Community, COVID-19, Daily Planner, Day Planner, Health & Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships

Ever thought how your neighbor, your gym, or even your phone could make a substantial impact on your health? The people around you and the community you live in can affect several aspects of your life. In addition, the digital community you build can have just as much of a positive impact on your life as those who are physically around you. Read …

5 Ways Our Zip Code May Influence Our Health More Than Our DNA Code

Owaves Team Health & Fitness, Health Risks, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships

There are certain age-old debates that are challenging to get to the bottom of, like, does pineapple belong on pizza? Or what came first, the chicken or the egg? One dispute that science can help us understand is one of nature vs. nurture. When you think of your health and wellbeing, try to imagine all of the factors that come together to support the …

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What is a Moai?

Owaves Team Daily Planner, Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships, Wellness Planner

The concept of Moai has been embedded in Japanese culture for hundreds of years. It’s essentially a support group concerning the social, financial and mental health facets of its group members. Unsurprisingly, it is also known to be an essential component to understanding the longevity of Okinawans. Okinawa is one of the five Blue Zones where people live significantly longer than the …

Quarantine Like An Astronaut With Owaves

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, Daily Planner, Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships, Wellness Planner

Have you ever wondered how astronauts can endure months living inside a confined spaceship as they undergo their space missions? Life in a spaceship means forgoing regular sunlight exposure, social events, and outdoor activities. Sound familiar? With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are living a less intense version of space life as we live in quarantine and self-isolation. As schools, …

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A-Z Mental Health Directory for College Students

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, COVID-19, Daily Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, Relationships, Routines, Uncategorized

The negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of college students is becoming evident. Active Minds, Inc. is a U.S.-based nonprofit that aims to spread awareness of mental health for students. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, a survey carried out by this nonprofit in April revealed that 80% of the 2,086 participants have experienced a decline in their …

5 Ways to Maintain Social Rhythms While Social Distancing

Mikaela Horvath COVID-19, Family, Healthy Lifestyle, Relationships

Though we must refrain from in-person gatherings right now in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, socialization is still crucial for us to incorporate into a well-balanced daily routine! Here are a few ways to maintain social rhythms in the current times. 1. Take Part in Video Chats! Not only can you simply talk to family and friends and see …

Circadian Rhythms
and Night Shifts

Sohaib Imtiaz, M.D., MPH Circadian Rhythm, Day Plans, Health Risks, Healthy Lifestyle, Routines, Time Hacks, Time Management, Tips and Tricks

As a doctor in training, night shifts are a consistent part of life. This gets especially difficult for someone who is into optimizing their health. The World Health Organization classifies night shift work as a ‘carcinogen’. Circadian rhythms dictate specific times at which we are physiologically optimized for performance in different domains. It’s hard to stay alert and productive at night as …

New Year or New Season?

New Year or New Season?

Royan Circadian Rhythm, Circannual Rhythm, Healthy Lifestyle, Productivity, Time Management, Uncategorized

January 1st, in the middle of winter, is actually an arbitrary date to start a new year… The date has no astronomical association, and is an inherited way of dividing up time from the Gregorian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. Before then, you might’ve seen Western countries start the new year on religious holidays like Christmas or Easter. The …