The song materialized organically. "I went through this moment where I was allowing people into my life through my journal, these producers who worked on the song and know me very well; we've worked together for a very long time," Gomez told Vulture
. "I remember releasing all of this stuff to them, and I was scared of what they were going to think. But 'My Mind and Me,' the idea and the chorus, came up, and it was really moving to me. These people took my story and made it something bigger than me. I was really grateful."