How direct are you?
Mark Divine has a really easy to remember acronym for increasing self-awareness and heightening focus.
Here is what he says:
“Try to DIRECT your thoughts during the day, especially those destructive to your wellbeing and front-sight focus”.
Direct stands for Detect, Interdict, Redirect, Energize, Communicate, Train.
Let’s dive a bit deeper into that.
The D.I.R.E.C.T method
Detect distracting thoughts that run the risk of draining your energy
Interdict by internally commanding the thought at hand through the words ‘Stop!’ or ‘No!’
Redirect the ‘negative thought’ redirecting your attention to more resourceful thoughts
Energize by getting behind your new resourceful thought with everything you’ve got
Communicate to yourself regarding this new thought by way of a self-affirming statement
Train by practicing the DIRECT technique daily
Got anything that could do with a ‘Direct’ approach.
Give it a try.