With National Downshifting Week starting this weekend, Jo will be talking to Radio 5 Live on Saturday 23rd April – rather early! – 7.50 am.
One of the things covered in our book “Life Swap” is the different approaches to downshifting. For some the change is a dramatic leap from full speed ahead to dead slow; Vicky had a great career but gave it up to live in Thailand. Others change down through the gears – Zoe left an international executive job to move to the countryside and work hours to suit her as a consultant – some start working part time as they learn a new skill or give themselves time for a new (or forgotten) interest. Dave started his own catering business alongside his “day” job until he was in a position to be his own boss full time.
We have found that every change, however small, somehow broadens the horizons, revealing more and more possibilities that can lead to real personal diversification.
Although a huge change may not be possible, there is always a small change that can make a huge difference – finding that change and finding the motivation to make that change is where Stepping Off can help.
Other downshifting stories.