Usually we start the New Year off with resolutions, which is a good thing. Make them working goals to reach by year's end. That takes a little pressure off and gives you a whole year to work on those things that need to be worked on.
Another thing you might consider is a gratitude jar. The above floated around on Facebook prior to year end and it looked like a wonderful idea. I happen to have one, so decided to start one of my own.
It doesn't have to be a jar, you could get a nice decorative box and place your pieces of paper in there.
Before bed just remember to write down everything wonderful that happens during your days, fold the paper and put it in your jar or box.
Here's to many blessings throughout the year!