The reason decluttering is such a profound and life-changing experience is because you are considering yourself first.
When you ask, “Do I like and use this, or can I let it go?,” you are connecting with your heart. You want to see how you actually feel about your relationship with a thing, activity, or person in your life.
You are not going outside yourself, but within. Each time you do that, you strengthen your connection with yourself. With that comes clarity, peace of mind, and a sense of being grounded.
On top of that comes the freedom and relief you feel each time you discover and remove something that no longer fits your life.