Day in the Life:
Here’s Aishwarya Vuppala, a Senior Community Developer at Owaves! Aishwarya has lived in San Diego for as long as she can remember. Having grown up in a sunny and diverse community, Aishwarya carries a bubbly personality and kind spirit. You may find her worrying about medical school applications, writing at the speed of light, or painting away on empty walls. She lives each day as if it were her last. Life is too short to constantly think about the future. Although it has been difficult lately with the unpredictability of the nation, Aishwarya has been doing her best to keep her mental health balanced by spending time with her family, going on long walks, and using Owaves to be mindful of her time.
What’s your personal motto?
Take it one day at a time
What’s your favorite vegetable?
What’s your favorite exercise?
What’s your favorite way to relax?
What’s your favorite book?
What’s your favorite YouTube video?
JusReign’s “Desi Parents and Health”
What’s your favorite part about Owaves?
It’s almost like a puzzle as you build your schedule to fit the ‘O’
What is the biggest challenge Owaves helped you overcome?
It pushed me to exercise more
Who would you most like to sync with on Owaves?
Aishwarya’s daily routine:
- 7:00 AM – Wake up to the sounds of my mom calling relatives in India
- 7:30 AM – Shower
- 8:15 AM – Drink some hot water and do some stretches
- 10:00 AM – Get some work done
- 11:00 AM – Practice music and read
- 1:00 PM – Indian Classical Music Skype class
- 2:00 PM – Cook up some vegan lunch
- 3:00 PM – Hang out with a friend via Zoom
- 5:00 PM – Owaves work
- 7:00 PM – Dinner
- 8:00 PM – Spend time with family
- 10:00 PM – Go to bed with a good book
Mental Health Advocate
Mental health is a big topic of concern these days. With our lives shifted to the indoors, our routines have changed. As a Crisis Text Line counselor, Aishwarya has been supporting people through their mental health struggles. It is important to reach out to loved ones when you are going through something, and if you notice that one of your loved ones may need support, reach out to them. To balance her mental health, Aishwarya utilizes coping methods like music and art. Coping methods are different for everyone, but find something that helps you find the support you are looking for.
Staying Connected with Technology
Before COVID-19, humans interacted differently. Now, we have become much more reliant on technology. While this may be presumed to be a negative thing, let’s take it as a positive. Technology has allowed us to maintain these important social connections. For Aishwarya, she has been playing Jeopardy games through Zoom, checking up on her Moai through Owaves, and taking music classes on Skype. The mediums of social communication are diverse, and now, more than ever, it is important we find what works best for our social communities.
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