Many of us get stressed and can't let go of our problems. Buddhism teaches the concept of "non-attachment" to allow us to move on from what's bothering us. Giving up a few material possessions with intention might jump-start the process.
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WikiHow gives some steps on how to learn non-attachment. The first step is small and easy:
The best way to practice this concept is by starting small, even at a minute level. Learn to let go of something that you don't hold a strong bond to first; then snowball from there. If you keep old clothes in your closets that you've never worn due to wrong sizes, or shoes with large holes in them that you'll never wear again you'll be familiar with clinging to things that don't enhance your life.
We've explained the value of decluttering each day. When you get rid of that stuff ( whether you donate it to charity or trade it in), do it with a non-attachment mindset. Remember you are in charge of your life and can choose to get rid of things (or feelings) that no longer serve a purpose.
Check out the link for the rest of the steps.
How to Live in a State of Non Attachment [WikiHow]