Advanced orienteers do this automatically and, while it may seem basic, it is something younger or less experienced orienteers may need to be taught. It can be worth consciously thinking about this for a period of time until it becomes more natural. Being able to look up and pick a point in the distance that you are running to (and remember it visually) can help keep you on track and reduce your reliance on constantly reading your map or paying overly close attention to your compass needle.
Look up to a point in the distance that you want to travel to (or past) and make a conscious effort to remember what that point in the distance (pick a specific tree, rock, or other feature) looks like. You should be able to look away and focus on other things and then look up and find that point again. This allows you to correct your direction if you have had to go around a feature or some vegetation and it means you don't have to do as much map reading or compass work in between.
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