Balanced Rocks

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 …

What I learned: Over 50 Olympic athletes’ daily routines…

Royan Olympians, Paralympians, Summer Olympics, Uncategorized, Winter Olympics

Over the last few years, in search of the optimal day plan, our team at Owaves researched and/or interviewed over fifty Olympians, Paralympians, Olympic and Paralympic candidates with a combined total of over 100 medals. We examined their daily routines, meal plans, sleeping rituals and workout regimens. While some of the findings are expected, there are a few high-level lessons that merit highlighting: …

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 …

Michael Phelps

#Plan2017 Like an Olympian

Royan Day Plans, Olympians, Paralympians, Routines, Uncategorized

1,068 days before the start of the Summer 2016 Olympics, Bob Bowman, head coach of the record-breaking USA men’s swim team, Michael Phelps since age 11, and multiple Olympic athletes totaling over thirty gold medals, handed out a sheet of paper to each swimmer in his Baltimore aquatics training center. On it, he planned each day for each of the fifteen athletes …

Hillary vs. Bernie: Who Plans a Better Day?

Owaves Team Apps, Celebrities, day planning, Politicians, Productivity, Time Management, Uncategorized

The office of Presidency demands discipline, foresight and creative thinking. Who handles their time better day-to-day? Hillary’s Day Hillary Clinton set records as Secretary of State for most miles traveled (1 million) and most countries visited (112). As released by the government, her daily schedule was approximately 9-to-5 with meetings down to five minute intervals planned in detail. Granted, Hillary is reliant …

Yoga

Daily Rhythms: Yoga Instructors

Royan Infographic, Uncategorized, Yoga Instructor

Ever wonder how your yoga teacher stays so healthy and strong? We searched nationwide to find the brightest, most inspiring yogis and asked them to share tips for staying balanced in this 2.0 world: Tip #1: Center in the AM We all wake up at the prod of to-do’s, tasks, errands and buzzing thoughts. Unanswered emails, thoughts from last nights TV shows, …