Your life is full of compromises on who does what, proving your value where you work and how to best spend quality time with your partner, children, grandchildren and aging parents.
How do you manage everything without getting stressed or burned out can be a question that needs answering. Many people don't have an answer...they just do it. That "no answer" most likely doesn't lead them to achieve the happiness they seek.
Hope is different from optimism which is a generalized expectancy that good things will happen. Hope is something that can be taught and developed through participating in positive conversations and reading self-help books followed by taking positive action steps with the assistance of a supporting coach, mentors and a like-minded support group.