“Don't try to do too much at once. Just ease into it.”

English Lesson: Don't try to do too much at once. Just ease into it.

You're a personal trainer. One of your clients is trying to get in shape, so he's exercising really hard. You think that he should go slowly at first.

Don't try to do too much at once. Just ease into it.

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Don’t try to (do something)

Say this when you want someone to be more careful, or when they are going to do something that’s a bad idea.

Don’t try to change her mind. It won’t work.

Don’t try to carry all that in one load.

(do many things) at once

“At once” means “at the same time.” It’s just a tiny bit more formal.

Everybody started talking at once. It was madness.

 

ease into (something)

This means to start doing something slowly and carefully, without unnecessary difficulty.We use it a lot to talk about big changes in a person’s life.

I help immigrants ease into their new lives.