“A simple mantra has guided me through the darkest bouts of autocerebral asphyxiation: You don’t have to believe everything you think. I know, right? If you are having trouble uploading positive images to your ego satellites, here is a great tactic: Ignore your f…ing brain altogether. It doesn’t mean to lead you in bad directions! It’s just that, unless properly trained, it usually takes into account only your short-term happiness. “Get drunk in the morning!” “Eat 50 Chocodiles!” … You can simply say to yourself, “I hear what you’re saying, brain, but I choose to ignore you. … Be smarter than your brain.”
–Chris Hardwick. “Self-Help for Nerds.” Wired 19.11 (Nov. 2011): 156-163. Quote on page 163.