Craft your vision season by season
Your body changes with the seasons, throughout the year. Your day plans should too. Last summer, we rolled out Seasonal Goals. In that announcement, we discussed the importance of circannual rhythms – annual biological patterns that impact our daily lives. Now we’re introducing Seasonal Day Plans!
Each day, depending on the season and our relation to the equator, we are exposed to a different amount of daylight. The amount of daylight our environment is exposed to determines the temperature and air pressure. This means all animals and plants will be affected. For humans, the amount of daylight we are exposed to influences our alertness levels, mood, metabolism and more.
Definition of a “season”
We are currently following astronomical seasons for our Seasonal Day Plans, as laid out by the biannual equinoxes and solstices. We recognize there is variability in how we experience and define seasons globally — we will thus enable much more customization for our Seasonal Settings in the future. For specific suggestions or ideas, please email us at: email@example.com.
How do I find my seasonal rhythm?
In the busy humdrum of our day-to-day lives, it is tempting to forget about seasons.
In reality, for many people, the difference between fall and winter, for example, may feel negligible. Imagine a busy executive living in a skyscraper in Houston, Texas. She/he/they may be surrounded by four walls most of the day, with an insulated around-the-clock thermostat.
It is also important to note that seasons may vary significantly from region to region. Winter and summer are flipped, depending on your hemisphere. In India, we have the concept of “monsoon season“, to characterize the rainiest time of year. Climate change is also varying our experiences.
Our suggestion, to start, is to experiment and observe. This may be the first time you note seasonal patterns in your physiology or behavior. Use our Owaves app to take notes and write these observations down, and update your Seasonal Goals accordingly. Upon reflection, you may begin to notice certain behaviors are better suited for spring versus fall, for example…
Build in the best of what you learn into your Seasonal Day Plans. Allow for experiments, and prepare to be surprised. But most of all, enjoy!
Owaves is the World’s First Wellness Planner!
In October of 2017, three scientists won the Nobel Prize for the new and up-and-coming science of circadian rhythms. Owaves is the first calendaring system designed to optimize your own personal circadian rhythm, also called the “body clock”. We help you plan meals, exercise and sleep in a unique, 24-hour pattern.
Owaves is a physician-designed calendar that helps you discover, maintain and optimize your body clock. Built in teamwork with award-winning game and puzzle app developers, the interface is beautiful, sleek and easy-to-use.
FREE for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch: Download. For Android, please join our waitlist here. To join our virtual wellness community, connect with us through TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Facebook. We love to your hear your feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.org.