InterNational Downshifting Week is an awareness campaign designed to help you slow down your pace, lean towards the green and get a better handle on the work/life balance, in favour of life!

It was founded by contented downshifter Tracey West (previously Smith) in 2003 and she hopes this will be the most influential year yet.

A little downshifting can have a powerful impact on your physical health, your mental well-being, your relationships with colleagues, family and friends; it can even improve your sex life!

Take a leisurely meander through the site to explore the ways Individuals, Companies and Children and Schools can adopt the downshifters approach, then dip your toes in and start to give a positive embrace to living with less.

You might just find your whole world changing colour. . .