New Years Resolution Guide

New Years Resolution Guide

A Fresh Start to the New Year!

Welcome 2017!

With a new year comes a fresh start and we want to help you begin the year happy, healthy, and of course, odor-free.  To do so, we’ve compiled a short list of a few great tips to get you off on the right foot in 2017:

Reflect on what went well for you in 2016.

“It’s extremely easy to hop into your list of resolutions feeling completely guilty about your previous year…So before even getting started on that list, think about all that you achieved this year, and even the crazy experiences you had, like winning Hamilton lottery tickets, or watching the Chicago Cubs win the World Series for the first time in 108 years. This will help you feel empowered, but you’ll also see what inspired you.”

Stat your day with green tea.

“A cup of green tea can give you a nice boost of energy with a healthy dose of anti-stress vitamins and minerals.”


Imagine. Achieve. Believe

“Make a Vision Board. Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.”

The Huffington Post

Acquire a fitness posse.

“An accountability partner can be a friend or a personal trainer—someone that’s only a phone call away. Rankin observes, “If you know that you are letting someone down by not working out, then you are more likely to stick to a plan, especially if you’re paying that person.”

Natural Awakenings Magazine

Cook at home.  

“The single, most important resolution for anyone’s overall good health.  If you cook your own meals you know exactly what goes into them.  You can choose good quality ingredients and a healthier method of cooking like steaming or baking. Making food from scratch is not that complicated and your meals will be healthier and tastier.”

Creative and Healthy Fun Food

Do a refrigerator makeover.

“When you’re hungry, you’re more likely to grab a quick and easy snack, which often isn’t the healthiest. Try putting the healthier foods front and center in your fridge, keeping the indulgent foods out of sight, and doing some prep work.”

Today Show

Go Natural.

It’s important to be aware of the hazardous chemicals and toxins in the products around you. 2017 is the perfect time to convert your cleaning supplies, home and personal products to an all-natural solution. With small changes, we can all move one-step closer towards a safer Earth and a healthier you! Fresh Wave products are a simple and smart way to start you off with a happy, healthy, and odor-free New Year! And we are excited to share Fresh Wave with you!

Leave a comment below with one of the resolutions you have to make 2017 a happy, healthy year for a chance to win a basket of Fresh Wave products!

Because in 2017 #lifedoesnthavetostink!


2017-01-05T14:55:52+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Featured Story, Happiness, Holidays|64 Comments


  1. Kerstine January 5, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    My New Years resolution is just to pay more attention to my self. My health, fitness and general well being! When you give yourself so much to your family, it’s easy to forget about yourself

  2. Danielle S January 5, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    These are some wonderful tips, and I can’t agree more with people eating at home more often. We made that pledge years ago and haven’t eaten a dinner out since. So nice to eat with the family at home each and every night. As for other times, I could probably count on one hand how may times we have eaten out for breakfast or lunch.

    My current resolution is to get more active and spend less time on the computer.

  3. Rachel January 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Be more content with what I cant change and have a more go get em attitude with what I can change.

  4. Sara Cree January 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I am also trying to make better choices for all my meals. One way to do that is eating more meals at home instead of eating out.

  5. Shannon Genzer January 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    My new years resolution is to be more patient with myself and to be grateful for everything I have.

  6. Eleasha Phillips January 5, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    I love green tea and am definitely making a New Year resolution to eat more natural foods. I just had my baby on December 2nd so a main focus and resolution is losing the baby weight by eating healthy and getting active.

  7. Justine January 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    My resolution is to take a trip with my family. We have been spending all our time working and paying bills that we have forgotten what’s truly important….time spent together!

  8. Kathy January 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I resolve to become more physically active, by encorporating enjoyable activities into my every day life.

  9. Edith January 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    To have a healthy home. With eating better and having green eco cleaning products.

  10. Jennifer nalley January 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    My New Years resolution is to be healthier and lose the rest of my unwanted weight before my wedding in April! Happy new year! Jnalley419 on IG 🙂

  11. Kelly Woods January 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    My New Year’s resolution is to take better care of myself. Eat better and start exercising. I have a few health issues and need to start now taking better care of myself. lkw1974

  12. Janice Cash January 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    My New Year’s Resolution is to live every day to the fullest.

  13. Nemesis Wu January 5, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    My New Years resolution is to loose my baby weight while I still breastfeed full time, keep my house clean and odor free most of the time without being extra exhausted every day, and live a healthier happier life!

  14. Janet Soto January 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    My New Year’s Resolution is to start using more natural products! With the help of Fresh Wave Works I know that can be possible! #lifedoesnthavetostink

  15. Amber Taylor January 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I normally make small and obtainable goals throughout the year. This year I want to remove all harsh chemicals from my home and start to use more chemical free body products. I vow to switch up my workout routinue very 6 weeks and want to build lean muscle! Happy New Year!”

  16. Rachel R January 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I want to spend more time teaching my toddler new things!

  17. Danielle Alonso January 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    This new year I’m taking care of me. I’ve neglected myself since having my babies and it’s time to make myself healthy so I can be here for my girls’. That’s the only resolution I have.

  18. Stacey S. January 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I like the refrigerator makeover idea! My resolution is to reduce debt.

  19. Alison V. January 5, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    My resolutions are to get my home more organized, cook healthier meals, and get outside more.

  20. Darrah Bailey January 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    My resolution this year is to eat and be more healthy also to be more organized in 2017!

  21. Connie E January 5, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    My News Years resolution is to eat healthier, drink more water, and not let things get to me so live a little more stressless lifestyle

  22. Nicole J January 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    My new year intention is, Get Active! Get Fit! It’s time to be healthy!

  23. Alicia January 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    To stay active each day by walking!

  24. Steven EPSTEIN January 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    my family eating a lot more organic foods and we now read the labels on everything. We will be trying to stay away from GMO foodsl we will be cleaning with more natural products

  25. Kathy Hanley January 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    My resolution is to take the time to find and try new ingredients so my family eats healthy and doesn’t get bored with the same old meals all the time.

  26. Kerri January 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    My resolution this year is to make small changes every day that are better for my family and I – even though they might not be convenient or I may not feel like doing them. Hoping at least one small change per-day adds up!

  27. Sheryl Edwards January 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    My new year’s resolutions are to cook more at home with my family using fresh, natural ingedients and to spend more time with my family in physical activities!

  28. Stella Methvin January 5, 2017 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Hubby and I want to start this year with a healthy new lifestyle. Got the exercise bike delivered now need to work on a menu plan.

  29. Allie Lindsley January 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    My resolution is to live in gratitude!

  30. Jennifer Davis January 5, 2017 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Starting out my day with green tea sounds like the motivation I need to a stress free morning & cooking at home.

  31. cris January 6, 2017 at 12:10 am - Reply

    My New Year’s resolution is to challenge myself more! I plan on learning ASL and how to play the piano. I want to better myself.

  32. Sarah shih January 6, 2017 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Love this post I want to cook more and walk more and drink lots of water.

  33. Zenas3 January 6, 2017 at 1:23 am - Reply

    I resolved to generate less waste in 2017.

  34. Marsha Gardner January 6, 2017 at 2:02 am - Reply

    My New Year’s resolutions are to eat healthier and walk or do yoga daily! After reading the blog, I decided I should add “starting a day with a cup of green tea” to my resolutions list. Thank you for the positive and informative blog!

  35. Linda Marie Finn January 6, 2017 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Started on our health living lifestyle two years ago but just learned about your products, so happy to find you.
    It is my New Years Goal to Lose weight 100 lbs and Get my house in order !!
    Linda Marie Finn

  36. Anita Jude January 6, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    My New Resolution is to lose weight and eat healthier

  37. Tammy S January 6, 2017 at 4:48 am - Reply

    One of my resolutions I made this year is to reduce my impact on the planet. So this is absolutely perfect! I want to reduce how what I buy impacts the planet. Everything from the food we eat, the clothes we wear to the cleaning supplies. I don’t want to use chemicals in my home or have them enter the watershed. So my goal is to review everything I buy and make sure it is safe for my family and for the planet. It will benefit my health as well as the planet.

  38. Beverly sayres January 6, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

    My News year recokution is to become more organized. It will be so much better for my children and I.

  39. Dominique Cloutier January 6, 2017 at 7:16 am - Reply

    “Do a refrigerator makeover.” This is a brilliant idea! I do most definitely just open the fridge and grab the easiest thing and the first thing I find. If I keep my fruit up front,slice some cheese, put the yogurt up front and then hide the indulgent, more junk food like candy bars or even just the hershey’s syrup, I’m going to grab the fruit or some cheese and crackers! That’s a great idea!

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  40. Tracey Byram January 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I will be buying more organic products and bringing my own bags to the store rather than using plastic.

  41. Kelly January 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    My resolution is to have more patience, especially with my kids!

  42. Meghan k January 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    My New Year’s resolution is to get in the best shape of my life. I want to be fit and healthy and teach my kids good habits. We are all making an effort to get more active as well.

  43. Georgette C January 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Last year…2016..I took control of my eating and exercising habits and lost 43 pounds. This year, I would like to shed more and get more people on the healthy road.

  44. Tasha Dunbrack January 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    My new years resolution is to stay positive all year long and to declutter!! Thanks for these awesome tips!! I love your products!!

  45. Michelle Richardson January 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Very thoughtful tips! My New years resolution is to move more. I need to start tracking my steps and getting into some type of walking routine.

  46. Gina N. January 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    My main three resolutions are not to stress over the small things, to make some free time for myself on a daily basis and to learn some new recipes this year.

  47. Jennifer McGaha January 6, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    My new years resolution is to learn to be more selfish. I know that sounds a bit weird but I am always doing for others and never enough for myself <3

  48. Keri justice January 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    My resolution is to get my house organized. And to spend quality time with my family!

  49. Melinda Gorman January 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    My Resolution is to be a healthier me and get things around the home organized. Thank you for the tips, it really helps.

  50. Victoria Scott January 7, 2017 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I have 2. To take better care of myself, along with everyone else. And to spend more one on one time with each of my kids, doing something they love 🙂

  51. STEPHEN JONES January 7, 2017 at 12:36 am - Reply

    ORGANIZATION and reducing CLUTTER is always a goal….and trying to use less harsh chemicals/cleaning supplies in the home or around pets too!

  52. Leslie Lynne January 7, 2017 at 3:56 am - Reply

    To have more quality family time, meals together, game nights, outdoor fun etc…

  53. jodi armstrong January 7, 2017 at 6:28 am - Reply

    my resolution is to be less of a procrastinator 🙂

  54. Kristine Richardson January 7, 2017 at 8:04 am - Reply

    My New Year resolution is to be more adventurous and get out of my apartment more often.Be more active as a family and just to have more fun and less stress.

  55. Peggy Gorman January 7, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I will be happy in 2017! I choose to be and hoping some of my happiness is shared w/ others!

  56. Amy Howard January 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I must get organized!!! A fitness posse would be great too!

  57. Lisa C. January 7, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    My goal is to continue on my journey of being healthy. Love my new habits!

  58. Dana MATTHEWS January 7, 2017 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Great tips and goes right along with my goal of working on my health. Adding more protein and vegetables to my diet and less processed food and sugars and fats. I love the organization tips!

  59. Brooke Decker January 8, 2017 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Loving these tips!
    My New Year’s resolutions are to continue on my natural products journey & to start working out!

  60. Kristen Arndt January 8, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    My goal is to make my family healthier and happier! Kids, husband, myself and dogs. Increasing phaical activity and cooking at home, getting more sleep, decreasing unhealthy habits as much as possible. Oh and a Freah Wave will welcome anyone who enters our home! Not the smell of a dog or a diaper or the trash can or last night’s dinner, or an old basement, or the dirty laundry. Simplify and focus on what’s important in life.

  61. Lupe Castro January 8, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    My resolution goal is to become vegan! I really want to be healthy as well help out the planet!

  62. Alicia Bump January 9, 2017 at 4:46 am - Reply

    My goal is to continue building my relationship with God, as well as continuing with Celebrate Recovery to work through my life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups! Starting the new year 180 days smoke free!

  63. Jen M January 9, 2017 at 4:54 am - Reply

    My New Years Resolution for this year is to be healthier and more natural with the products that I use for myself, my kids, and my home. To exercise more and eat cleaner. Also, to understand more ways to treat and understand my children, especially the one that has ODD & ADHD. To be determined to take vitamin supplements for me and have my children take them as well for healthier living. Less soda/sugary drinks and more creative ways to drink water.

  64. Megan Williams January 24, 2017 at 1:23 am - Reply

    To get the clutter in my house under control.

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