Our ancient people say and believe that ‘if we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world.’ Concentration is one thing which helps an individual to achieve what he/she is longing for. Not only human being but all the living things in this universe have the capacity to concentrate and reach their goal. The only difference is one’s understanding about their ability or level of focus. Some are aware of their goals in life and some are not able to realize or make it out.
Concentration or focus cannot be achieved in one day; we have to develop it from early stages especially from the school days. School days are specified because this is the stage where one will be concentrating on many things at same time. Schools can make big difference here through applying new methodology to help children focus on whatever they are doing. There are many schools in India who give importance to the mental development of the students which will facilitate them all through their life. We can take one example to take a close look at things. There are en numbers of schools in Bangalore but among them some international schools in Bangalore stand ahead with their quality of education.
Oakridge International School in Bangalore is one among them who believe in holistic education and provide the best atmosphere to students for their growth. Oakridge give more importance to the overall development of its children other than mere academic progress. They assist the children to be focused and for this purpose they have incorporated many activities into curriculum which includes concentration and focus. Various workshops are being conducted in the school which helps the kids to recognize the importance and tips for sharp focus. Yoga and meditation are part of syllabus and these two are considered to be the remedy for any focus related concern.
But sometimes concentration issues come as part of some illness or mental imbalance. So before seeking any remedy we need to know the root cause and after effects. Parents also need to be alert when such symptoms like lack of focus and concentration arise. Proper counseling and various mental capacity developing games can be made as part of life. Puzzle games help a lot in this matter as it interests the kids and at the same time make them concentrate on the game for longer time. Tactics are the only possible way out in this kind of problems than forceful studying and angry faces.