I spent 5 days at home, due to my feet bothering me. Most of my time was spent not doing much, but watching Youtube videos. Those days were quite dull and boring. My life just fell dull at that point.

Once I started working again. I realized being productive and facing challenges made my life more interesting. We fear challenges, but it gives life more meaning. Some sort of resistance creates growth, which is important to the meaning of life. Someone mentioned life is about purpose and growth, and I agree with that. Work gives me purpose, and allows me to grow, and learn as an individual. As well as my creative work, since I wasn’t doing any of those things. I felt a bit of emptiness.

Being productive and active gives me a spark. It cultivates excitement and joy. I face challenges at work, but the fact that I am productive allows me to keep moving forward. I lost my will to write, during those days, but once I got back to it. My will to write came back, which improved my level of fulfillment and joy. I was glad to get back out there, work, and connect with others. Being able to connect with others was also another factor to my happiness level.

Being productive is good for our mental health and happiness. Being passive can create comfort, and creates less resistance. It is easy to sit, and let information come to us, but it isn’t ideal for us in the long run. It will eventually create feeling of guilt, boredom, dullness, discomfort, or sadness. When we aren’t doing anything of value. We need growth and purpose to continue to move forward. That growth and productive stimulation is needed to spark our daily lives.

Random Mindfulness Thought

I really think it can be beneficial to write down little post it notes, and reminders to help keep on track. They can be positive reminders, motivational/Inspirational quotes/statements, goals, challenges, or thoughts you want to remember.

It is hard to stay on the mindfulness track constantly, and one can get lost, but having these reminders can be very helpful. Having it visually in front of you has a better effect, than just saying these thoughts in your mind. You can post it, or put it up somewhere, or have it near you where ever you are, so you have the reminder on hand if you feel you are getting off track, or you just need a reminder.

I feel it has helped me keep my focus now that I have used these reminders. When you get off track, are distracted, feeling down, or feeling anxious. It is nice to have these reminders around to put things back in perspective.