The first thing I do is come up with categories to write down my goals under. My categories are the following:
Under each category, I wrote specific goals and how I'm going to accomplish them. For example, under "spiritual", I wrote that I'd like to be a better witness, and a way to do that is by passing out tracts on a regular basis...at the store or where ever I may be.
It takes a while to do this, but it is refreshing to give the new year to the Lord. I wrote down all my goals in my planner so that I can refer to it on a consistent basis to see how I'm doing. I hope this is an encouragement to you as you ponder on what you'd like to improve on in your life and/or do new things this year.