How do you restore on a Mac? I want out of Mavericks, as it's slowed me way down. I inherited this mac from my predecessor. Help!

I recently updated to Mavericks (March 27th).  I inherited this Mac when I took my position.  I've had to teach myself how to use it and make the decision to update.  I am sorry now as it's slower than slow and I'd like to restore to a back up in the Time Machine.  I find Apple Support difficult to manuever to discover how to do most anything. 

Activity Monitor - Mavericks
Activity Monitor in Mavericks has significant changes
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