If you divide a sheet of paper into three columns and label the right “Preferred Future” and the left ” Current State” then the middle column is the list of actions that you need to begin/take to journey from left to right.
The act of creating this chart is itself, hopeful. It takes discipline, support and hope to create the first 5 action steps and accountability and encouragement to pick yourself up when you stumble. Hope helps reset the course and can bring the destination clearly into view if you accept her entreaties.
On the day after you have thought about being thankful (every day should have gratitude), today is the best day to undertake the simple three column exercise. Let me know what you discover either in comments here or firstname.lastname@example.org