“Don’t get your hopes up” is not good advice. I’ve taken this advice and affirm it does NOT work. It may be okay to not get your expectations up but this is a hedge. It doesn’t work either.
It is the nature of hope to be UP. When I have tried to squelch the pleasant anticipation that something I’d like to happen, WILL happen, the only thing that occurs is a dumpy feeling. A grownup, smart and dumpy feeling.
Worse, over time this might become a habit. Hope may just take itself somewhere else where it is appreciated.
Don’t do it. Don’t let anyone you know do it.