downshift down‧shift [ˈdaʊnʆɪft] verb [intransitive] JOBS
if someone downshifts, they willingly choose to do a less important, difficult, or stressful job, so that they are under less pressure and have more time to enjoy their life
— downshifting noun [uncountable]

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downshifting UK US /ˈdaʊnʃɪftɪŋ/ noun [U]
the process of slowing down or becoming less active: »

The downshifting reflected the effects of higher oil prices.

mainly UK HR, WORKPLACE the act of leaving a well-paid but difficult job in order to do something that gives you more time and satisfaction but less money: »

The trend towards downshifting, where employees swap the stress of corporate life for more quality time, tempted 6% of the UK workforce last year.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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