Practicing Intentional Rest with Jessi Nichols | Episode 19

October 10, 2018

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about Jessi…

Jessi is a girl-boss, wedding photographer based out of Greenville, SC with Braden, her husband and Sampson, their golden retriever. Jessi’s photography business has absolutely launched into success and with hiring an associate photographer and coaching two interns, Jessi hopes to continue building and a team and a Kingdom-minded business. Because of this movement and time spent building a career she loves, she uses this episode to express the importance of finding rest for mind, body and spirit to avoid burnout and continue to find joy in her passion.

a few things we mentioned…

Rachel + Jessi’s Photography Webinar

“New Morning Mercies” Paul David Tripp

Read Jessi’s blog on “why” a sabbatical

“The best Yes” Lysa Terkurst

Jenna Kutcher

The “Proven” Bible Study by Jennie Allen

“Nothing to Prove” by Jennie Allen

IF Gathering Study: Enjoying Jesus

“Bread and Wine” by Shauna Niequist 

Enneagram Personality Test

Orange Theory Fitness

Practical ways to find rest:

  • Sleeping with phone outside of the bedroom

  • Taking emails off the phone

  • Have business hours

  • Go on walks and enjoy the weather

  • Setting aside time to enjoy cooking

  • Establishing friend boundaries

  • Find a study/devotion you enjoy


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