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