This post was originally written in 2008. But still really important for life balance. Is it time to DeFrag?
I recently defragged my computer
. Perhaps you have worked through the same process with your machine? Defragmentation is simply reorganizing files and free space in contiguous areas. As I sat watching the program run on my computer, I thought, I need to defrag my life! Fragmentation
on your computer causes it to run slowly because the computer isn't using storage space efficiently. Under these conditions, the machine won't perform to the maximum capacity designed by the manufacturer. In the same way, fragmentation in our lives causes us to perform at a level below God's design for us. Overtime we have developed gaps in our lives. We become slow, indecisive, unproductive--in other words, we, too, lack capacity! We need a defragging! So, how do you defrag your life? Ask yourself these questions: 1. Where are the gaps in my life that keep me from living at full capacity? 2. Do I practice destructive habits that destroy my ability to live in joy and fulfillment? 3. What personal gifts and talents do I use in my daily life? 4. How much of the "free space" in my life is focused on the most important aspects of life? I'm still working on my defragging process. Is it time for a defragging in your life?