People have this false presumption that a new year is a new beginning. I call it false whereas it's true. Actually, every day is a new start. You don't have to wait before you demand the best both for and from yourself.
Since a while ago I've been attending the events of French Riviera Software Craftsmanship Community. Sometimes we do a coding dojo and practice - among others - our pair programming skills, sometimes we just discuss various topics.