I just found this (here) and it ties in nicely to the “attention” part of the year’s goals. It’s also a good way to secretly train to write that novel you keep talking about.

When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.