Downshifting Tips

Downshifting Eco Tips
To celebrate downshifting week, this month’s tips highlight a selection of ways you can improve not just your own wellbeing but the planet’s too. Here are just a few ways to slow down and green up….

1) Analyse your time and finance budgets
Are you stressed out and stretched to your limits? Do you have all you materially desire, yet still find yourself unhappy? Do you want to spend more time with the ones you love?

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!

2) Cut up a credit card.
Cutting up a credit card is not only practical, but also powerfully symbolic. The very act itself offers an instant and positively liberating effect.

3) List your usual weekly purchases & eliminate non-essential items.
It’s time to ditch a few of those impulsive, pick-me-up purchases you usually make to cheer yourself up.

Consider this, if you have a happier disposition and are less stressed, you won’t need to buy them!

4) Plant something in the garden to cultivate and eat and start a compost heap.
Another great lesson on the ladder to achieving downshifting contentment, comes in the realisation that not all food comes from the shops!

5) Hand-make a simple card for the next birthday or event on your calendar.
You can save a fortune by making your own greetings cards and you will create far more of an impact with the recipient because you have taken the time to create something personal.

We here at GreenFinder are big fans of the downshifting movement so thanks to our friend Tracey over at Downshifting H.Q for these fab tips.
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