I've started something similar to the Memory Jar that's going around Pinterest, spinning it more into jotting myself a note -- "here's the silly thing I've found to enjoy today!" -- and plunking it into a jar to be reviewed and re-enjoyed at the end of the year.
There is also a daily knitting project associated with this brain shift...
Five minutes every morning, dedicated to knitting three short rows and finishing it into a teensy heart:
There are a couple innerestin stitches here and there to solidify the shaping, but the pattern itself is really easy to execute and memorize. The trick, of course, is blocking
Looks better in the daylight, trust me. I hope it'll be a good way to use up all the tiny scraps I can't bear to throw out as well as a good reminder to take a mental break every day, even for five minutes.
Feel free to leave any of your resolutions and/or wishes for the year in the comments -- we can do this! Bring it, 2014!