Stressed Out? Try These 5 Genius Strategies for Instant Relief

April is National Stress Awareness Month in the United States. This article highlights some healthy habits for managing and reducing stress and showcases how Mulberry Park Silks products can support those efforts.

Stress: A Physical, Mental, and Emotional Challenge

Stress is everywhere these days. From jobs and finance to worries about health, family, the environment, and beyond, chronic stress has become an epidemic. A recent study from the American Psychological Association identified these factors as well as “collective” trauma from the COVID-19 pandemic as weighing heavily on Americans. Chronic stress takes a toll, with long-term impacts on physical and mental health including high blood pressure; diabetes; depression; digestive problems; sleep disruptions; heart disease; and more.

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April is National Stress Awareness Month, a time designated to raising awareness; helping us identify sources of stress; and working to reduce the impact of stress in our lives.  Fortunately, there are a wealth of resources available to guide stress management from sources like the Mayo Clinic, the CDC, and the NIH, all of which recommend healthy coping strategies such as meditation, exercise, and proper rest

Self-Care with Silk Can Help Reduce Stress  

As purveyors of luxury silk, the Mulberry Park Silks team is well acquainted with the profound benefit silk can have on a person’s wellbeing. The tactile indulgence of pure mulberry silk is an asset that can enhance your wellness efforts and even foster better rest. Let’s explore five of our favorite stress-reducing strategies in which our silk plays a role in alleviating stress and promoting relaxation.

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Restore Your Body and Mind with Sleep (With A Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Gift Set). Getting adequate rest is more than just beauty sleep: it is one of the most significant things you can do to reduce stress and support your overall wellness. Along with being the ultimate in luxury, our pillowcases are naturally hypoallergenic; temperature regulating for comfort  in any conditions; and non-irritating on sensitive skin. They also deliver beauty benefits like keeping your skin and hair well-hydrated while you rest; fighting frizz, tangles, and breakage; and minimizing fine lines and sleep wrinkles. Slip between our silky-smooth sheets and you’ll drift off to sleep, waking refreshed, revitalized, and ready to greet a new day.

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Meditation (Silk Eye Mask): Dive deep into your meditation practice with our silk eye mask. Crafted from 100 percent silk, these eye masks are oversized, light-blocking, and oh-so-comfortable. The smooth texture of silk against your eyes and brow enhances the sensory experience and helps you drift effortlessly into a state of tranquility. Also works as a sleep mask perfect for naps at home and during travel.

Self-Care is not Selfish

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Caring for yourself is not selfish. There's no better way to unwind than indulging in your favorite skincare routine or applying a decadent face mask. Try our silk glam band with a velcro closure to prevent a wet hairline when washing your face. This luxurious band not only shields delicate edges but also prevents creasing or frizz, allowing you to focus on nurturing your inner and outer beauty.

Personal Pampering (Silk Robe, Glam Band, NEST New York Candle).

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Treat yourself to a bit of personal pampering with an at-home spa session: luxuriate in a scented bath; apply your favorite face mask or deep cleanser; and steal a few moments to enjoy a cup of tea and take in the soothing scent of a NEST New York candle. Our pure silk robe envelops your skin in stylish luxury while our glam band securely holds your hair back for any makeup or skin care application. Let the stresses of the day melt away.

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Go Out for a Walk (Silk Scrunchies). We’ve found that a little bit of time outside—especially on a sunny day—does wonders to control our stress. Even a 20-minute walk is a fabulous reset for our mood and attitude. We just toss our hair up in a silk scrunchie and head out. No more dents, pulls, kinks, tears, or damaged hair. Our silk scrunchies are perfect for everything from a sleek ponytail to a messy bun—a way to keep hair stylish and healthy on the go.

    Of course, there is no one perfect answer for minimizing stress and we are not mental health experts. Everyone is different, and seeking outside help is often essential. But working to incorporate self-care into your day is absolutely a step in the right direction. Our genuine silk products are made from the finest silk on the market (6A) and are the highest quality; we believe they can play an important part in transforming your daily self-care routine.

    Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

    We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

    Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.