InterNational Downshifting Week Saturday 19th to Friday 25th April 2008

What is Downshifting?
Be a 'free-range' person!

Downshifting is about slowing down your pace, finding a better work/life balance, consequently embracing living with less and leading a simpler, greener and happier life!

Downshifting isn't about moving to new counties or countries, in fact, if you are looking to start a 'completely' new life, you'll arm yourself with the best chance of success by 'dipping your toes' into a few of our ideas and making changes within your own four walls, long before you reach for a map! The suggestions from the InterNational Downshifting Week team are relatively easy to adopt, yet can have great bearing on your everyday life and the way you spend your time and money.

To whet your appetite ready for International Downshifting Week 2008, here's one of the movies shown on Channel 5 News. It gives a few tips from Tracey Smith, the awareness campaign creator, on how you can downshift a little and achieve a better work/life balance! The site has an interesting set of short videos to help you slow down and green up so pop back and look for updates.

Many thanks to Tracey Smith who's website has been a big inspiration for many of us.