Reddit user maybe_a_little suggests waiting three to six months before telling anyone about major life decisions, such as changing religions or choosing to not have children. By keeping the news to yourself for a while, you can avoid annoying your loved ones with newbie rants about how they should adopt your thinking and way of life.
After a few months, you'll find that either you're a bit less evangelical about your new passion, you're more selective about who you choose to share with, or you may have even abandoned that lifestyle choice altogether.
In any event, waiting to tell your friends and family might pay off by making sure your changes stick. By the time you get around to telling them about your new way of life, you'll have some experience and be more knowledgeable. You can overcome the need to tell someone right away about your changes by finding an online discussion group to share your thoughts with -- you'll get to learn the common arguments for and against your position, and you can practise how you'll share the news with friends and family. Photo by Pascal