Hi I am new to Juggling; following Michael Gelb's idea that juggling promotes accelerated learning and team-building.
Welcome to juggling. Articles claiming juggling "is good for....X" pop up every few years, and they may or may not be true, but one thing's for sure: juggling is fun. Especially if you're able to meet other jugglers. Obviously, that's way harder right now, and possibly reckless, but check out the Clubs section here to find your nearest club, and head along when it's safe to do so.
I'd generally avoid any claims made by management consultants, but I notice Gelb's book is co-authored by Tony Buzan, who knows a thing or two; the learning stuff could have value, juggling does, after all, involve rewiring your brain to do new and unintuitive things. My experience of people selling "team building", though, is that it's 95% snake oil and 5% bullshit.
However, as my learned colleague Mr the Void says, juggling is mostly about fun. Jugglers are a pretty affable group overall so I'd second the suggestion to (when it is safe to do so) find a local juggling group, unrelated to work, and make some new friends. Juggling, and specifically the jugglers I knew and know (including the aforementioned Mr the Void) pulled me out of a deep depression around the tail end of the '90s, it would not be too much to say that they probably saved my life. Was it a worthwhile effort on their part - who knows?
Yeah, juggling's great. Have fun.
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