Posted by: ceamcar | 26 January, 2009

Downshifting

I have found that downshifting is an actual trend in which people try to live simpler lives to escape from stress and obsessive materialism.On the one hand, as the word says, you have to reduce the stress by getting a job with less responsabilities. You have to mix work and leisure time at the same degree.

On the other hand, to reduce materialism, you have to carry your life as our “grannies” used: recycling, cooking everything you eat, making hand-made clothes… Here´s an example (not a listening, sorry Marisa!) of a woman called Tracey Smith who gives tips on how you can downshift a little and achieve a better work/life balance! The goal of our lives should be to enjoy our lives.

This documentary was shown on Channel 5 News: http://www.downshiftingweek.com/ourfilms.html

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