Maybe you made some New Year's resolutions the other night, and maybe not. But, I like to begin a new year with some positive thoughts, and here are some phrases you can say in 2015 that may do just that.

According to an article by Lindsay Holmes on

"Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on changing our words.

How we speak -- to others and to ourselves -- has a huge impact on our overall outlook. So isn't it about time we started paying more attention to what we're communicating?

Below are phrases that will transform the way you think, feel and act in the coming year.

1. "Please."

It's among the smallest of words, but it suggests the biggest of manners -- which, quite honestly, need to make a comeback.

2. "Because."

It's a simple word, but it could help you get what you want.

3. "Thank you."

Saying "thank you" not only acknowledges the other person's kind words, but hopefully it'll help you believe them, too.

4. "How can I help you?"

If someone you love is going through a hard time, sometimes the best way to support them is just offering to do so.

5. "Can you help me?"

There's nothing wrong with admitting that you need a little assistance. In fact, it can be transformative.

6. "I'm grateful for ____."

Research shows that expressing gratitude can make us happier and healthier -- both common resolutions at the start of the new year.

7. "Just breathe."

This may be the most basic yet most important thing you could tell yourself in the coming year. Pausing to breathe, to live in the moment, to let go of stress, is crucial to your well-being."

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