5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Levels When You Feel Overwhelmed or Stuck in One Place

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5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Levels When You Feel Overwhelmed or Stuck in One Place

By Ninja Shark’s founder (and water enthusiast), Andrew Porter

Hey Ninjas, we know this is a strange time. 

You may be feeling anxious, you may be feeling scared or worried. Like a lot of the world, you may even be in social isolation, taking precautions to keep yourself and others around you protected. 

During this time, make sure that you take care to look after your mental health as well as your physical health. The two are very intertwined, and being sure to move your body and follow certain practices can make a tremendous difference if you’re feeling anxious, scared, or overwhelmed. 

Here are some tips from the Ninja Shark team to help keep you cool, calm, and entertained during this time. 

1. Focus on family and friends

You may be in isolation, but family and friends are always one click away. Don’t get carried away spending your time binging on news articles and scrolling through social media. Make sure to focus on connecting with your family and friends, whether they’re with you at home or worlds apart.

Remember, we’re all going through this together and nothing can ease stress and anxiety like knowing you’re not alone in the feeling. Call up an old friend, Facetime some family that lives abroad, play games with your family at home, and just spend some time reconnecting. Social connection is not only good for your mental health, but also your physical health.

2. Breathe - either in or out of the water

Key to reducing stress and anxiety is keeping your mind calm and relaxed. When your mind is healthy, life becomes easier and less stressful. In these times, it’s essential that you avoid over-stimulating your mind and focus on relaxation exercises. Meditating is one way to do it, but if you can’t quite sit still, snorkelling is another way to do it.

Just like meditating, snorkelling can reduce stress and anxiety levels by inducing a state of blissful relaxation. This is because of the regulated breathing, which brings on a state of calm just like meditation does. Slow, deep breathing is known to ease anxiety levels. If you have a pool, take your snorkel in the pool and enjoy a swim with the mask on, focusing on your inhales and exhales. If not - try the bath! Or follow our next point.

3. Sun, sea, sand

It’s being recognised that lack of sunlight can lead to anxiety. When you’re self-isolating and working from home, your exposure to sunlight can be drastically reduced. If you’re already feeling anxious and stressed, this is not good for your mental health. Make sure that you sit out in the garden, on your balcony, or near a sunny window to get some sun every day.

At the same time, the ocean is known to induce calm and relaxation to the mind and body. There’s a reason why we always come home from the beach feeling blissful! If there is a remote beach near your home, try to get out there and enjoy splashing in the seawater and getting some sunlight. For an extra dose of relaxation, pop on your snorkel mask and enjoy that regulated breathing.

Of course - make sure you avoid renting any snorkelling equipment to prevent the potential spread of infection. If you don’t own a snorkel mask, our store is still shipping full face masks during this time.

4. Be choosy with what media you consume

There are a lot of articles out there. The reports seem never-ending and they’re always being updated with new information. Not all of it is true. Some of it can be called fear-mongering and media hype. Others are informative, rational reporting. If you’re glued to your screen and constantly checking for updates on the situation, we recommend taking a step back and being choosy with what media you consume.

Avoid negative press that is driven by fear and panic. Avoid reading news and articles from unofficial sources that may be untrue. Try to restrict your news and media time to just twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. If you can do once a day, then even better.

5. Move your body!

Like we said before, your body and mind are related in many ways. Your mental state can impact how your body moves, and the state of your body can impact on how your mind is feeling. Moving your body is known to induce mental relaxation and calm, improving mental health drastically. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, there’s no better way to push all those negative thoughts out than by moving!

You can put on some music and dance in your bedroom. Go for a walk or jog around your house or around the block. Hop in the pool. Do some online aerobics or yoga classes. Use a skipping rope. Get in plank position.

There are so many ways you can keep your body moving while in social isolation. Our personal favourite is, of course, snorkelling! You can jump in the ocean, cleanse your mind and body, and easily stay within 1.5 metres of anyone else. It’s the best contactless sport, in our opinion.

Let’s make this time easier

Any situation can go one of two ways: it can drive things forwards or move them backwards. The same goes for social isolation. You could get caught up in fear, worries, stress, and anxiety, or you could see the positive side to the coin. Embrace your family and friends, use this time to work out your body, try to relax your mind with meditation or breathing exercises, and enjoy this time for yourself.

We’re not ones to advocate whether you should be leaving your home or not. But if you think you’d like to get some sea, sun, and sand and a good snorkelling session during this isolation period, check out our article on the top 10 best places to snorkel in Australia. If there’s somewhere near you, consider taking that snorkel trip you haven’t had time for. And stay safe, Ninjas!

 

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks makes your experiences the best they can be. They are exclusively sold on the Ninja Shark website.

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks comes equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, no CO2 Buildup with improved uni-directional valves, and a revolutionary breathe flow system so you can breathe through both your nose and mouth.


“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and deliver the full face snorkel mask that exists only in our dreams!”

What customers are saying about us…

“Awesome set.

Loved the complete set. I even used the waterproof phone pouch to take photos and videos underwater. It made my Fiji experience so much better than using the free snorkel set that hurt your face after 2hours and leaving a sun/mask mark. The ninja leaves no marks and gives great vision under water in comparison. It did take some getting used to but it definitely paid off! Only frustration is that the tightening straps are quite basic; they should be much simpler to loosen and tighten both in and out of water.” – Jock

Try our line of snorkelling and swimming gear
by Ninja Shark! You’ll love it.

All Ninja Shark Products are tailor-made
with medical silicone.

We care about making our products safe and healthy for you—and our planet.
That’s why the Ninja Shark Full Face Snorkelling Masks are made from a non-toxic and environmentally friendly anti-allergic medical grade silicone, that’s not only safer for your kids but safer for you too.

It's about passion.It's about exploring. It's about adventure.

5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Levels When You Feel Overwhelmed or Stuck in One Place

By Ninja Shark’s founder (and water enthusiast), Andrew Porter

Hey Ninjas, we know this is a strange time. 

You may be feeling anxious, you may be feeling scared or worried. Like a lot of the world, you may even be in social isolation, taking precautions to keep yourself and others around you protected. 

During this time, make sure that you take care to look after your mental health as well as your physical health. The two are very intertwined, and being sure to move your body and follow certain practices can make a tremendous difference if you’re feeling anxious, scared, or overwhelmed. 

Here are some tips from the Ninja Shark team to help keep you cool, calm, and entertained during this time. 

1. Focus on family and friends

You may be in isolation, but family and friends are always one click away. Don’t get carried away spending your time binging on news articles and scrolling through social media. Make sure to focus on connecting with your family and friends, whether they’re with you at home or worlds apart.

Remember, we’re all going through this together and nothing can ease stress and anxiety like knowing you’re not alone in the feeling. Call up an old friend, Facetime some family that lives abroad, play games with your family at home, and just spend some time reconnecting. Social connection is not only good for your mental health, but also your physical health.

2. Breathe - either in or out of the water

Key to reducing stress and anxiety is keeping your mind calm and relaxed. When your mind is healthy, life becomes easier and less stressful. In these times, it’s essential that you avoid over-stimulating your mind and focus on relaxation exercises. Meditating is one way to do it, but if you can’t quite sit still, snorkelling is another way to do it.

Just like meditating, snorkelling can reduce stress and anxiety levels by inducing a state of blissful relaxation. This is because of the regulated breathing, which brings on a state of calm just like meditation does. Slow, deep breathing is known to ease anxiety levels. If you have a pool, take your snorkel in the pool and enjoy a swim with the mask on, focusing on your inhales and exhales. If not - try the bath! Or follow our next point.

3. Sun, sea, sand

It’s being recognised that lack of sunlight can lead to anxiety. When you’re self-isolating and working from home, your exposure to sunlight can be drastically reduced. If you’re already feeling anxious and stressed, this is not good for your mental health. Make sure that you sit out in the garden, on your balcony, or near a sunny window to get some sun every day.

At the same time, the ocean is known to induce calm and relaxation to the mind and body. There’s a reason why we always come home from the beach feeling blissful! If there is a remote beach near your home, try to get out there and enjoy splashing in the seawater and getting some sunlight. For an extra dose of relaxation, pop on your snorkel mask and enjoy that regulated breathing.

Of course - make sure you avoid renting any snorkelling equipment to prevent the potential spread of infection. If you don’t own a snorkel mask, our store is still shipping full face masks during this time.

4. Be choosy with what media you consume

There are a lot of articles out there. The reports seem never-ending and they’re always being updated with new information. Not all of it is true. Some of it can be called fear-mongering and media hype. Others are informative, rational reporting. If you’re glued to your screen and constantly checking for updates on the situation, we recommend taking a step back and being choosy with what media you consume.

Avoid negative press that is driven by fear and panic. Avoid reading news and articles from unofficial sources that may be untrue. Try to restrict your news and media time to just twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. If you can do once a day, then even better.

5. Move your body!

Like we said before, your body and mind are related in many ways. Your mental state can impact how your body moves, and the state of your body can impact on how your mind is feeling. Moving your body is known to induce mental relaxation and calm, improving mental health drastically. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, there’s no better way to push all those negative thoughts out than by moving!

You can put on some music and dance in your bedroom. Go for a walk or jog around your house or around the block. Hop in the pool. Do some online aerobics or yoga classes. Use a skipping rope. Get in plank position.

There are so many ways you can keep your body moving while in social isolation. Our personal favourite is, of course, snorkelling! You can jump in the ocean, cleanse your mind and body, and easily stay within 1.5 metres of anyone else. It’s the best contactless sport, in our opinion.

Let’s make this time easier

Any situation can go one of two ways: it can drive things forwards or move them backwards. The same goes for social isolation. You could get caught up in fear, worries, stress, and anxiety, or you could see the positive side to the coin. Embrace your family and friends, use this time to work out your body, try to relax your mind with meditation or breathing exercises, and enjoy this time for yourself.

We’re not ones to advocate whether you should be leaving your home or not. But if you think you’d like to get some sea, sun, and sand and a good snorkelling session during this isolation period, check out our article on the top 10 best places to snorkel in Australia. If there’s somewhere near you, consider taking that snorkel trip you haven’t had time for. And stay safe, Ninjas!

 

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks makes your experiences the best they can be. They are exclusively sold on the Ninja Shark website.

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks comes equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, no CO2 Buildup with improved uni-directional valves, and a revolutionary breathe flow system so you can breathe through both your nose and mouth.


“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and deliver the full face snorkel mask that exists only in our dreams!”

What customers are saying about us…

“Awesome set.

Loved the complete set. I even used the waterproof phone pouch to take photos and videos underwater. It made my Fiji experience so much better than using the free snorkel set that hurt your face after 2hours and leaving a sun/mask mark. The ninja leaves no marks and gives great vision under water in comparison. It did take some getting used to but it definitely paid off! Only frustration is that the tightening straps are quite basic; they should be much simpler to loosen and tighten both in and out of water.” – Jock

Try our line of snorkelling and swimming gear
by Ninja Shark! You’ll love it.

All Ninja Shark Products are tailor-made
with medical silicone.

We care about making our products safe and healthy for you—and our planet.
That’s why the Ninja Shark Full Face Snorkelling Masks are made from a non-toxic and environmentally friendly anti-allergic medical grade silicone, that’s not only safer for your kids but safer for you too.

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