Here's a simple, yet intriguing exercise: Make a list of questions you find interesting and would like to find answers to. I stumbled upon this list by Patrick Collison, co-founder of fintech giant Stripe. I happen to find some of his questions interesting myself, but that's beside the point. Have a look and maybe you feel inclined to make your own list. I remembered that I had made one a while ago, I think I'll make a new one to kick off the new year.
This might come in handy as encouragement for yourself or as a factoid to share as you celebrate the new year. The key is this: «If you’re looking to jumpstart a new behavior, consider starting by engineering a moment that feels like a break from the past.» (That random moment in time when 2021 turns into 2022 is as simple as it gets in terms of engineering.)