There are many reasons to downsize: health, finances, etc. No matter what the reason, downsizing can make us anxious, stressed and sad.
It can be hard letting go of material things we have accumulated. It can also be difficult because of the emotional attachment to a place where so many memories were created.
Consider giving sentimental items to loved ones who will also cherish them and nonessentials can be sold.
Once we overcome the emotional barriers, downsizing can simplify life.