Remember when you were a kid, and you learned something new? The first time you rode a bike on your own? The first time you could whistle? It seems to me that the joy of learning basic skills dwindles through adulthood. We are no longer finding joy in learning new things for the fun of it. Instead, we are simply expected to perform.
So when one of my colleagues revealed to me that he can juggle, naturally I had to learn how as well. And you know... Once I started, it was like I couldn't stop. First of all, it was fun. And what was amazing was also to feel like I learned something new the same way I would as a kid. The feeling of accomplishment over this simple skill was a great feeling - and a nice thing to do during a 5 minute break to take your mind off work for a second.
Want to try? Start with 2 balls and get them moving between your hands. Once you feel comfortable with that, add the third ball. You can buy balls for juggling in a toy store and they are usually cheap. Happy juggling! And hey - I mean with balls, not people, okay!! :-)