Meet Teodor Nicula-Golovei, a Cambridge alumnus, International Relations master’s student, and YouTuber! His YouTube Channel focuses on self-improvement, productivity, and social science videos. Ultimately, he strives to help people in their quest to “become better humans.” Specific examples of content that he publishes are vlogs of his daily life as a student, “how to” videos (e.g., “How to Manage Your Time at University”), and “study with me” videos.

Teo is 22 years old and hails from Romania, but lives in Vienna, Austria. In trying to manage a jam-packed schedule with his coursework, YouTube channel, and other side projects, he notes that he is “always looking for better ways to organize [his] time.”


Vienna, Austria

What’s your personal motto?

“Mens sana in corpore sano”; Latin for “a healthy mind in a healthy body”

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What’s your favorite book?

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

What’s your favorite YouTube video?

Matt D’Avella–“How to Finally Overcome Procrastination”

How would you describe Owaves to family or friends?

It’s a visual planner. It is built exactly the way I’ve been visualizing my days in my head ever since I was a child, but I’ve never seen that visualization implemented anywhere else before.

What’s your favorite part about Owaves?

The visualization of the schedule.

What is the biggest challenge Owaves helped you overcome?

The lack of motivation to work out regularly at home.

Who would you most like to sync with on Owaves?

Ali Abdaal

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Teodor Nicula-Golovei’s daily routine:

  • 6:30 AM–Plan my day
  • 7:00 AM–Morning workout
  • 8:00 AM–Healthy breakfast
  • 8:30 AM–Study
  • 12:00 PM–Healthy lunch
  • 12:45 PM–Walk
  • 1:45 PM–Eat fruit as a snack
  • 2:00 PM–Work
  • 6:00 PM–Cook and have a healthy dinner
  • 7:00 PM–Study
  • 8:00 PM–Free time (go out/play guitar/watch a film)
  • 10:00 PM–Read
  • 11:00 PM–Sleep

Teo created a wonderful video for us that highlights our app and our new #MyMoai feature, as he discusses how to stay productive while simultaneously looking after your mental health. Go check it out! A big thank you to Teo for helping us spread the word about our app!