Make a List
You don't have to set New Year's resolutions, they're always about things you shouldn't do or have to cut out of your life. Instead, make a short list of things you'd love to do. It could be seeing a far-flung friend, it could be going for a promotion. Then next to each of them, write a short task to reach your goal. Skype your pal if you haven't spoken in a while, spruce up your résum. Break down your goals into little tasks and they'll feel much more manageable.