Mindful vs Mindless

Mindful

Properties:
  • Uses more mental energy and capacity
  • Being mindful all the time can be draining
    • Move behaviors into habits or routines
    • Learning something new requires being mindful
Activities which are mindful and take up more mental energy and capacity:
  • Decision making
  • Programming
  • Creating something new

Mindless

Properties:
  • Uses less mental energy and capacity
You can make mindful activities into mindless one through routine, perseverance, and practice
Benefits:
  • Doesn't require anything of you
Cons:
  • You can get complacent

Mindfulness

Taking stock of the moment, and knowing how to react appropriately.
  • Can either take or drain more energy depending on the outcome you desire