I was thinking that due to the fact that so many things run on yearly schedules, that a new year really is a chance to start a lot of things new, so I wanted to start a list of practical things that are "reset"/cleared/whatever due to the new year (give or take a few weeks).
- A new semester or quarter for school
- A new fiscal year for many (including a new year for performance reviews)
- A year before seeing many friends or family again in person. (New impressions, questions, new things to catch-up on)
I thought the list could be made longer, but IMO, even what I listed are pretty important.