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Whether she's acting, performing, or making an album, Saweetie is giving it her all. But the "Best Friend" rapper learned that overworking herself takes a toll, and she's finally come to terms with what it means to live a more balanced life. In a new episode of the YouTube-original show "Recipe For Change" from Jubilee — a series that listens in as a group of changemakers dine together and discuss important topics — she opened up about the hard-won self-care practices that have helped her thrive.
In the episode, titled "Recipe for Change: Amplifying Black Women," Saweetie sits down for dinner with Kelly Rowland, Elaine Welteroth, Angelica Ross, and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and the conversation turns to mental health.
At the end of last year, Saweetie admitted to feeling totally burnt out. At that point, Saweetie says she was striving for the "two Bs" in her life: balance and billionaire status. Since then, she's pivoted to embrace a new perspective. "We all need the 'three Bs,'" she said in the episode: balance, breaks, and boundaries.
"I always tell the young entrepreneurs, 'team no-sleep, no that isn't cute,'" she says. "Drink your water, get some rest. Replenish yourself, because you're going to burn out. Mentally, physically, spiritually."
For Saweetie, replenishment comes in many forms. Journaling, meditation, girl time, and honoring her own energy levels are a few of the ways she says she's learned to recharge. "Whether it's showing up, doing a favor… if I'm drained, I won't be able to serve you, and I love serving people," Saweetie says.
For more insights from Saweetie and the many other exceptional Black, female creators featured, watch the full episode below.