Justin H. Min doesn't shy away from his feelings. What else can you expect from an avid Tumblr user? But since his Tumblr days, the Umbrella Academy star has graduated to a few new tools he uses to channel his emotions.
He's been journaling for seven years— “It’s always fun to look back and cringe at how embarrassing I used to be"—and has a go-to journal. He turns to bubble tea and a Trader Joe's seasoning that “males everything taste better” when he's looking for a little self care. And he has a poster that help him name his feelings.
More specifically, it's an emotion wheel in poster format. “Oftentimes when we think of emotions, we think of, Oh, you’re just sad. You’re just angry,” he explains—the most general feelings lie at the center of the circle. “But as we get further and further to the outside, they become more specific. The more specific we become, the better in tune with how we feel.”
Scout out a few of Min's must-haves below, and witness his full list—including his treasured Hidden Valley Ranch sweatsuit (no joke)—in Min's full episode of My Essentials.
The Put-It-On-Everything Seasoning
The “Good and Cheap” Everyday Sunscreen
Straws to Save the Turtles
A Croakie for His Mask
How to Get on a First-Name Basis With Your Feelings
The Trusty Journal
The rising talent talks about his Tumblr account, how fans helped his Umbrella character develop, and the inspiring effect of an Asian superhero.
Originally Appeared on GQ