In a recent video for mental-health site Verywell Mind, Grammy award–winning singer JoJo shared her self-care tips and how they’ve helped her manage her anxiety and depression.
“Self-care isn’t just about pampering,” she says in the video. “It can also be about introspection and slowing down.” The first form of self-care that JoJo mentions is journaling: “I’m a big fan of journaling. I’ve done it since I was a little girl. I have several journals, actually.” Holding up two different journals, the songwriter tells viewers how she uses one to compartmentalize her thoughts and the other to jot down her free-flowing thoughts and doodles.
Next, she talks about her Pure NanoSteamer ($40): “I like using portable steamers on the road for my voice. It’s always good to steam and get things nice and moisturized before you start singing.” But, they’re also good for the skin. “I started to do at-home facials during quarantine and when my skin is in good condition, I feel better.”
Caffeine can be a major source of anxiety, so JoJo opts for something that has the same flavor as coffee, without the jitters. “I found the The Dandy Blend, Instant Herbal Beverage with Dandelion ($8) through my friends in Sedona…It tastes like coffee but it’s actually smoother—it’s so good. If you like coffee but don’t want the caffeine, it’s great.”
Lastly, the JoJo’s Notes ($33) candle from Fruits Of Her Labor is a fresh scent that JoJo loves to keep by her side. “Some of my other favorite scents are things like pine and vanilla—mostly things that smell edible.”
“There’s so many different solutions to make you feel more whole, more well, more in control and more empowered within yourself. What it is is having a relationship with your mind, your body; you deserve to feel well.”