12/23/2014 03:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need

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Drum roll, please... I think I've figured it out. The only thing you really need for your 2015 New Year's resolution? The power of positive thinking. Here's the deal with positive thinking: Your words and thoughts have energy that go out into the universe. Just like a boomerang, they come back to you. When you send thoughtful messages out there, your reality becomes what you think. Not only is this the most important gift to give yourself, but the single most important thing you can model for your children.

It's an easy thing to drop into your day. It doesn't have to take up much time. When you get up in the morning, visualize your day going smoothly. Picture your child and put him in a positive light. Think of three words that describe your child in a positive way. "My child is happy, independent and fun to be around." Then, when you're on your way to school with your child, say something positive: "Isn't it a beautiful day, today? I can't wait to hear about your day and all the fun you'll have with your friends."


The reason why I think this is the most important New Year's resolution is because you can create magic with the power of positive thinking. You can turn lemons into lemonade, turn bad energy into good and find something wonderful in every day. Once you know how to use this technique, you can start to think positively about things that haven't already happened, as if to create them. If you want to lose 10 pounds, you can visualize yourself and use words like "I'm so happy to be 10 pounds lighter," as if it's already happened. Watch the positive energy go out to the world and come back to you.

If your child wants to make the soccer team, put a positive light, energy or voice to it and watch what happens.It's fun to think about colors in terms of energy. As you wake your child up, ask them to picture a color. Ask them what that color feels like. "I'm picturing pink and I feel happy." Have them wrap that color around them, this beautiful pink light. Tell them they can wrap that light around them during the day. The more they focus on the pink filled day, the more their day will be filled with joy.


Another great positive energy tool is being positive without focusing on a specific outcome. For example, trusting the universe that positive things are going to happen and the universe has a better plan than you can ever imagine. It takes positive thinking to a state of allowing and trust. This works especially well while looking at sunsets, stars and rainbows with your child. Sunsets, stars and rainbows seem to go beyond our imaginations. Looking at them with your child, you can point out just how magical the world really is. Have you ever witnessed a shooting star with your child? Or a double rainbow? That's a great opportunity to model trust that the universe can create a more beautiful life than you could ever imagine. Try to fit some positive thoughts in your day and make a great example to teach your child the value of positive thinking. Very simply, what we put out we get back, so the only resolution you need is to keep those positive thoughts coming and life will reflect that energy and be pure magic.