Hope can feel good, until it stays too long at the party.
When all you’ve been doing is holding on to the hope that something will change, yet nothing has changed for a while, then hope is getting in the way.
Hope can also be a stalling tactic.
Try getting into action.
Take some kind of action, no matter how small, but take it towards where you want to go.
That action get’s your mind off of dreaming, and off of only hoping.
And, action feels better than just thinking thoughts of hope.