“A new study shows that going to bed at the same time each night can be extremely beneficial for children, but do habits and rituals really help?” – YT
“Rituals take an extraordinary array of shapes and forms. At times performed in communal or religious settings, at times performed in solitude; at times involving fixed, repeated sequences of actions, at other times not.
“People engage in rituals with the intention of achieving a wide set of desired outcomes, from reducing their anxiety to boosting their confidence, alleviating their grief to performing well in a competition – or even making it rain.”
Read more: Why Rituals Work – Scientific American