I juggle! It took me a little while to learn, but here's some helpful hints:
- First start with one ball and get used to the motion of throwing it from one hand to the other. Next move on to two balls. Throw one ball, pause, throw the other and concentrate only on catching that first ball. Let the other one fall to the ground if you want. Once that's comfortable, work on catching both balls. There's a rhythm to juggling. Throw, throw. Catch, catch. Once you feel good about that, add the third ball. Practice doing your throw, throw catch, catch with that third ball just sitting in one of your hands. Get used to having all three balls in your hands without throwing them all. Then move up to throwing all three balls, but only catching two. This really helped me. I would throw all of the balls, but only concentrate on needing to catch two. Once you have a good rhythm with that, try catching that last ball.
- Juggle in front of your bed so when you drop the balls, you don't have to reach all the way down to the floor to get them!
- Juggle in front of a wall so that you don't keep leaning forward and throwing the balls out, instead of in front of you.
- Use bean bag type items so they don't roll when you drop them
- BE PATIENT
(And don't try to learn to juggle with golf balls!)
Hopefully that all made sense.