A Pair and a Spare’s sorts new year's resolutions out into a category, a goal and then some steps to achieve the goal. I did this last year and it was a good way of focusing my efforts to what I wanted to achieve by the end of the year.
I managed to have a pretty productive year and achieved 80% of what I set out to do. The part that I didn't manage to do this year was to travel to new places. That had to take a back seat as getting a job was more important. However That is definitely something I want to do this year.