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Wanted: Downshifters
World's first multilingual study about simpler/slower living

At a certain point in your life, have you decided to downshift/simplify/slow down your life? Very much so or just a little? Then please surf to Your experience may be very valuable to your fellow humans.

Hein Zegers, a Belgian well-being researcher, explains: "You can find a questionnaire on This questionnaire explores your simplifying experience. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be treated anonymously. At this moment, the questionnaire has been closed and the data are being analyzed. However, we are still doing in-depth interviews. So even if you're living only a little bit simpler or slower, I'm grateful if you get in touch with me!"

It is estimated that millions of people worldwide choose a simpler/slower lifestyle. Yet research into this growing population is scarce. Multilingual research has been virtually nonexistent. Until now. This multilingual research into simple/slow living is the very first of its kind. Once the data have been analyzed, a results summary will be published on If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact hein.zegers<at>


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