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Can this be summed up as mindfulness?

The feedback concept also points to short vs long term memory. Reimprinting short term memory insights turns them into long term memory. I suspect it's the evaluation process that is critical -- don't reimprint bad data, faulty logic, dead-end reasoning.

I use a chime on my phone that rings ever 15 minutes. What am I doing? Is there something I've just learned I should reconsider (forcing it into long(er) term memory. Is my posture good? Is there something I'm missing?

A feedback loop will only feed back if there's a mechanism to echo, or regurgitate the latest set of thoughts back into your mind for reevaluation, no?

2Raemon6mo
There are three types of feedbackloops here: * Object level practice ("did you succeed at a concrete thing") * Longterm work ("do you seem to have succeeded at your broader goals, even if they're fuzzy and hard to pin down") * Metacognition ("do your thoughts/feelings/etc seem pointed in useful directions?") I think the last bit is connected to mindfulness (or: "mindfulness is one of the tools you can employ to get good at it"). But it still requires being connected to the other two things in order to reliably point in "real" directions.