Minimalism: Opening Space & Letting Go of What is No Longer Serving You

January 29, 2019

There are many different faces to minimalism.  There’s no benchmark to measure yourself against that would somehow “qualify” you as a minimalist.  It’s much more general than that and each person might apply the concept differently in your own life.  

This episode is going to shed some light on why all that clutter, both mental and physical, might be holding you back, the benefits of minimalism, how to make it work for you (since it’s different for everyone) and auditing your life to see what can change.

Minimalism can be GRADUAL – it doesn’t have to happen all at once!  Otherwise feels way too daunting and overwhelming, not to mention unattainable.  

The biggest reason why I’m such a fan of minimalism is that to me, it equates to freedom.  Physical, financial, mental, emotional, it all plays a role and de-cluttering your life is various ways opens up space to so many other things.



“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” – Marie Kondo

This is SO INTERESTING!  I loved this quote from Marie Kondo, because it can really help you hone in on why you’re holding onto things that might no longer be serving you.  

  • What are you holding onto that is to try and preserve a little piece of your former self?  
  • What is it about that former version of yourself that you miss?
  • Is that “stuff” really going to help you get back to that place?
  • Do you even truly want to get back to that place?
  • How is holding onto that former version of you holding you back from who you are becoming?

This episode is going to give you the motivation you’ve been looking for to de-clutter your life in more ways than one.

Plus, I’m running a mini 3-day challenge all about minimalism and de-cluttering your life over in the Room to Grow Podcast Facebook group!  There are guest speakers coming in, a handy worksheet that is being released on Wednesday January 30th, and all kinds of tips and tricks to get started with introducing minimalism into your life.  And, invite a friend into the group to join you and keep you extra motivated to make some of the changes we’re discussing!



The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

Becoming Minimalist

Room to Grow Podcast episode #07, Finding Your Why & Showing Up Authentically with Amie Tollefsrud of Rebelle Nutrition

Room to Grow Podcast episode #17, Rest for Success and How to Manage Metabolism with Dr. Jade Teta

Room to Grow Podcast episode #52, Money is a Tool, Time is the Prize



Emily Gough Coaching

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Want to chat more and do a deeper dive into this topic and get access to live videos, exclusive guest appearances and discussions?  The Room to Grow Podcast Facebook group is a judgement-free safe space to open up, and I’d love to welcome you in with the other amazing women in the group.  It’s the best place to go for a little extra support.  See you over there!

You can also email me at, or DM me over on Instagram @emilygoughcoach with any questions, comments, or takeaways!  Plus, I would absolutely love to connect with you and thank you for listening in real life.  It makes me day to see you listening to the podcast and fills me up with pure joy. Seriously.  See you on the ‘gram!

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