Waste Not, Want Not: Modern Society Teaches Waste Lots, Want Lots

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Dating back to 1772 and some would say back to a similar phrase from the 1500s, the phrase, “Waste Not, Want Not” seems to have become lost in modern society. It was actually first cited in 1932 in “Topper Takes a Trip” by T. Smith. While the little bit of history of the phrase “Waste …

Proof Getting Up Early Makes a Huge Difference

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I have read over and over again, “If you want to be more productive, wake up earlier.” Many productivity experts believe you should get up before 6am and you’ll get more done before most people start working than the average person will get done every single day. I have been on both ends of this …

Habits are Hard…When You’re Sick

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It seems like getting sick causes one to revert back to certain habits that provide comfort. Lately, I have been sick and it has thrown off all of the new habits I have been doing so well to try and keep. Only one has remained throughout being sick, which is not eating sugar. I haven’t …

Are you a Coward or a Man?

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This is a touchy subject as most of us don’t like to be called a coward. However, from my personal estimate, about 90% of the male species living in the United States are complete cowards. This may have been true through history, as well, but focusing on the current, there’s a huge need for Men, …

Here & Now & Measuring Success

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It’s important to understand why we crave change in our lives. Whether the change is good or bad, as human being (if we are not the living dead) we crave change. When things stay the same too much, we stop growing in the here and now. This causes a catastrophe of epic proportions in our …

Minimalizing Your Clothing and Gaining Freedom

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Recently, my wife and I started to minimalize. While this is a difficult thing for her (she does a great job with it and gets rid of more than I would have imagined), it comes pretty easy to me. Without realizing it, I have been minimalizing all my adult life. When I first moved to …

Why I am Quitting/Cutting Down on Sugar

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Update (9/12/2017): I still keep most sugar out of my life and have not added any more back in. However, I don’t follow any type of Paleo or Ketogentic diet. I am a Vegan today and feel better than ever! My journey with sugar started when January 2nd rolled around, since January 1st was a …

7 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

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The New Year is only 26 days old or about 7% over and probably close to 75% of people making New Year’s resolutions have already given up or will before the end of the month. Did you grab that bag of potato chips after swearing off junk food? Have you forgotten about the gym for …

An Introduction to The Benjamin Ehinger Blog

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I once wrote on this very domain name about many things. It started as a blog about different sports, TV shows and interests of mine, but quickly turned into more of a religious blog. That is not my goal with restarting BenjaminEhinger.com. Instead, I plan to allow freedom throughout this blog for my writing in …