DO generally refers to the action itself, and MAKE usually implies that there is a result. For example, if you "make breakfast," the result is an omelet! If you "make a suggestion," you have created a recommendation.
Use DO for actions, obligations, and repetitive tasks:
do the laundry
do the shopping
do well / do badly (in general)
do the right thing
Use MAKE for creating or producing something, and for actions you choose to do:
make your own peanut butter
make money (= earn money)
make friends (= meet people and start friendships)
make a suggestion/comment/complaint/confession/excuse/promise
If you are a beginner, start with about one week for 20-30 minutes (or however much you can handle) of your new year plan. Sit down with your calendar and plan what you will do, how long you will do it and where you will do it.