Most of us are guilty of having too much stuff, and it’s robbing us of life. The average American throws away over 68 pounds of clothing per year, and self-storage rental rates have grown to tremendously as renters and homeowners have too much stuff to fit into their homes. Professional Organizer and Decluttering Coach Jen Heard believes that having essentials only in your home can significantly impact every area of your life. This article will explore the value and simplicity of owning the essentials and Jen Heard’s philosophy.
Stuff Has Strings
Jen Heard’s philosophy is that when you buy an item, it has five or more strings attached to it because of the work to manage it, recycle its packaging, find space for it, dust and clean it, maintain it, and ultimately dispose of it. She challenges people to imagine they’re holding a ball of string, then imagine tying five strings to every object in their room, and then tyinge those strings and things to their waist, wrists, and ankles. This act maycause you to feel overwhelmed, ashamed, distracted or any number of other feelings. Realizing the weight of all of those items, dragging you down, is the entire point of the exercise. So how does one cure this feeling? By reducing the items you possess, or that rather possess you. Letting go of the stuff in your home is like a weight loss routine. This act will make you more accessible and more focused on your vision for your home and your life.
Letting Go of Stuff
Letting go of the stuff in your home is essential for self-care. This process requires you to understand the value and simplicity of having essentials. Once you give away the stuff you no longer need to charity, you open yourself to experience life without so many strings attached. What if you move into a small condo or apartment and spend your days traveling to places in the world you always wanted to see? Without all that extra stuff to take care of, you are free to move about the country, and even the world, visit family and friends, even friends you haven’t met yet, unfettered.
A Journey Towards a Better You
Embracing simplicity and having essentials also leaves room for self-care as the relentless pursuit of stuff no longer consumes you. Having essentials only in your home can significantly impact every area of your life. It releases you from the burden of maintaining possessions and opens you up to experience life in a rich and self-fulfilling way. Jen Heard has helped hundreds of people and families experience the value and simplicity of returning to what is essential.
Essentialism, Faith & Service: Jen Heard’s Success Secrets
Jen Heard’s philosophy of essentialism simplifies life by identifying what is essential to keep and eliminating the non-essential. By living a simple life, you can focus on what matters most to you. Jen also believes that by having faith in a higher power, we can find the strength to let go of the things holding us back. Faith can help us to stay grounded, even in the midst of chaos.
Jen’s secret to success is to serve others and live by example. By giving back to the community, we can positively impact the world around us. Jen’s app, Love Bigger, helps people achieve the simplicity of owning the essentials while serving the needs of their community with their extra. By giving to support causes we love in our community, we can all help create a ripple effect, spreading kindness and compassion all around us.
In conclusion, owning the essentials is essential to live a fulfilling life. Having too much stuff is robbing us of life, and it’s time to let go. Jen Heard’s philosophy can help us simplify our lives, focus on what is essential, and eliminate the non-essential. By having faith and serving others, we can create a ripple effect spreading kindness and compassion worldwide.