Five Characteristics of a Hurried Life
by Craig Jutila
We are excited to have Craig Jutila with us again for The Orange Conference. Be sure to register for his breakout sessions before seats fill up!
Depending on what journal, book or medical magazine you have read recently you may find a different list of characteristics. As it turns out, these come from my own life . . . and . . . they are on just about every list.
Number 1: Tired (Physically Tired But to Guilty to Take a Rest)
Letâs move from Type âAâ to Type âBEâ and get some rest. (Donât conform to the pattern of the world . . . BE transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
Number 2: Irritable (Frequently on Edge)
Hurried lives generally have no margin in their schedule. When deadlines press against delivery irritability is born. Build frequent pause into your daily routine.
Number 3: Impatient (Perpetually Hurried)
Be mindful of your âspeedâ as you move through your day. Make a conscious effort to walk slower and not multitask.
Number 4: Withdrawn (Hiding in Plain Site)
Maintaining an adrenaline high is important to hurried lives. Itâs the emotional rush we get from manufacturing busyness. People outside looking in may see you as successful but the hurried life is emotionally bankrupt. Reveal and be authentic.
Number 5: Control (Desire to Control Your World)
A hurried life will usually try to âfit more things inâ to an already overloaded schedule and the result is a need to control their world . . . and yours. For the hurried life the question, âWhat do you think?â is a good place to start.
ï»¿Craig Jutila has been providing leadership and creative resources for childrenâs ministry for over 20 years. He has served as a childrenâs pastor at two churchesâmost recently with Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Currently, Craig is responsible for leading the charge at Empowering Kids, providing leadership and resources for childrenâs leaders around the world. He and his wife, Mary, also run Hadassahâs Hope to help parents offset the cost of adopting children internationally. Connect with Craig via Twitter (@craigjutila), Facebook (Facebook.com/craigjutila), or his blogs (http://www.WhoWillYouEmpower.com/craigblog and www.HecticToHealthy.com)