Slow Down & Green Up - The Beginners Guide to Downshifting
By Tracey Smith
This great little guide – a Holistic Local collaboration with Downshifting pioneer Tracey Smith – has been given the seal of approval from Carl Honoré, author of the international bestseller ’In Praise of Slow - How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed’.
In his foreword to this introductory e-guide, Carl says: "Putting on the brakes is the best way to reclaim your life and reconnect with the people around you that matter most. Downshifting can help you eat, work, play and live better. Slowing down in bed can even deliver better sex. What’s not to like? So go on. Don’t be afraid. The time has come to unleash your inner tortoise..."
So why not stop, sit down, relax and consider the top ten simple downshifting suggestions in ‘Slow Down and Green Up’ that include:
- Growing your own food
- Cutting up a credit card
- Giving away surplus stuff to charity, and
- Taking a day off work to spend exclusively with the one you love.
Plus inspirational quotes and a free link to Tracey’s unique downshifting planner designed in association with Simple Savings, the Australian money-saving site. Downshifters of the world unite! You’ve nothing to lose, but your stress…