Step by step guide to mastering your mind (with cool illustrations)

Alex Mathers
6 min readJun 3


I am out of control.

I can’t possibly be happy when there are so many terrible things happening in the world.

Life seems so meaningless and unfair.

No one makes an effort to respect me.

No one would care if I was no longer here.

I can’t stop thinking about how Mark humiliated me in front of the whole office.

It’s so annoying.

I do regret snapping at Charlie though. I’m not sure what came over me.

And now I can’t stop thinking about how there’s something wrong with me.

Other people can be so unbearable.

I feel like I can be addicted to my thoughts.

But I need to keep thinking so that I feel in control.

I need to think so that I can figure out a way to fix myself because clearly there’s something wrong with me.

I am avoidant of the things that make me anxious.

My life is moulded by my fears.

Pete says I’m too ‘in my head.’

Well, of course I am. I’m human.

And I know that I probably think too much. I am an analytical person, so thinking is a part of who I am. More than most other people.

It comes naturally to me. I’m like Sherlock Holmes working on an investigation of my own problems.

You can often find me deep in thought.

Some people call me spaced out.

Like I’m not really there.

I understand that being in the moment is probably a good thing.



Alex Mathers

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