The children before they start their study hour, if they can train themselves to certain actions… It could be offering a prayer. It could be concentrating on something. It could be something that you write. But research shows, if children can discipline themselves, that every time before they begin the study hour, if they can perform some action, a ritual which cues into their entire system, “Right now, you’re going to study.”. Over a period of time, the entire subject of neuro-linguistic programming, NLP, is nothing but, bringing about certain changes in the action domain so that neurologically, it cues in certain cues into your brain and the entire system puts itself into a peak state to perform the way you want to perform.
So today they say, part of school system, part of parenting, teach children to perform some ritual before they sit to study. And you’ll find all these children who keep complaining. “I’m not able to concentrate, I don’t have an attention span.” Over a period of time, these actions perform repeatedly and then you study, actions performed repeatedly, then you study. It develops the peak state within them and a time comes, the moment they perform this ritual, their entire system is right now, neurologically programmed to a peak state of concentration. The absorption through studies is phenomenal.