La La Anthony opens up to The Unwind

Here's how the actress, producer and author puts her mental health first.

Video Transcript

LA LA ANTHONY: I had to learn to get better at self care. And it's definitely been about just finding time for myself without my phone, without email, without Zoom, without everything, and just really sitting in my own thoughts of what's important to me, reflecting on my life for or different things like that. I think sometimes just drowning out all the background noise is so important. And we don't realize what turning off our devices sometimes can really do.

And even if it's just five minutes a day, it really does make a difference. And that's been a game changer for me. The schedule's always crazy. But if you don't put boundaries, you're just going to work yourself in the ground.

So I definitely take that time to be with my son, to go to his basketball games, to go to his school, to just be engaged in what he's doing. That's important. And that's a balance between being a mom and working, just finding whatever that happy medium is, so that you're not just burnt out on work and don't have time for your personal life and the things that really matter, which are your loved ones and your family.

I would definitely say love yourself from the inside out is something my dad told me many years ago. And it all starts with you loving yourself from the inside out. People don't realize how important that is. So that's something I definitely try to remind myself.

I'm such a snacker. And I just wanted to find something that I felt good about eating. So this was great, the Kellog's Special K Keto Friendly Snack Bars. They come in two flavors. I love chocolate. Two new flavors, peanut butter fudge, chocolate almond fudge.

And as a chocolate lover, that satisfies me. I feel good. I doesn't feel guilty, and because I'm on the go, I'm on set, now I'm in Chicago filming "The Chi," because I'm on the go, they're so easy to just pack in my bag and take with me. So that's been a game changer for me, as well, just for someone that's constantly on the go.

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