8 episodes

Start your day with a quick and easy listen that mixes practical life tips and some fun, useless trivia!

Get tips for higher productivity, deeper connections, optimal health, mindful living, and simple ways to automate the little things.

Hosted with love, sass, and plenty of laughs by Yoga teacher, improv comedian, and software engineer Charles Burgess.

Practically Useless Charles Burgess

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Start your day with a quick and easy listen that mixes practical life tips and some fun, useless trivia!

Get tips for higher productivity, deeper connections, optimal health, mindful living, and simple ways to automate the little things.

Hosted with love, sass, and plenty of laughs by Yoga teacher, improv comedian, and software engineer Charles Burgess.

    Have More Fun with Co-op Games

    Have More Fun with Co-op Games

    Think back to all the classic games you might have played as a kid: Monopoly, Uno, RISK, Skip-Bo, Sorry, Battleship… the list goes on but they all have one thing in common - they are competitive. And if you’re like me, a naturally competitive person from a competitive family, these games always ended in hard feelings when the whole point of playing them was to have a fun night together as a family.
    I’m here to tell you there’s a better way. In this episode, I’ll introduce you to the magical world of cooperative (or co-op) games and how they might just make board games and video games the go-to for your Friday night with friends and family alike.
    Thank you to our sponsor, Serenity Flow Arts for making this episode possible!

    • 10 min
    Reduce Stress with Boundaries

    Reduce Stress with Boundaries

    Have you ever found yourself dancing around the truth and giving conditions to your “no’s?” When it comes to setting boundaries, many of us struggle with pleasing others, but I’ve found that by being clear, concise, and honest, I can have deeper, more successful relationships.
    Come dive into the conversation with me this week about what healthy boundaries look like and how to set them to reduce stress and make more time for the things that are most important to you.
    A special thank you to http://MaxyWellness.com (MaxyWellness) for sponsoring this episode!

    • 13 min
    Beat Procrastination with Timers

    Beat Procrastination with Timers

    What if I told you there was a fun way to mark things off your to-do list, instead of being overwhelmed by that ever-growing pile of laundry?
    This week I explore the topic of bringing levity into your life by finding ways to game the system and accomplish tasks in a realistic, measurable, fun way!
    A special thank you to https://MaxyWellness.com (MaxyWellness) for sponsoring this episode!

    • 10 min
    Build Awareness with Food

    Build Awareness with Food

    We all have different goals when it comes to the food we eat and there are so many fads and diets that reframe everything in our fridge as “good” or “bad”.
    In this episode, I share how my father and I changed our relationships with food and made progress on our goals with one simple tool.
    Thank you to https://MaxyWellness.com (MaxyWellness) for sponsoring this episode!

    • 10 min
    Sage Your Social Media

    Sage Your Social Media

    Social media can be one of the best ways to connect with friends, brands, and inspiring people from around the world, but it can also leave you feeling drained, frustrated, and insecure.
    In this episode, I share how you can sage your social media and practice more mindful scrolling.
    Thank you to https://yogalotuspond.com/ (the Lotus Pond) for sponsoring this episode!

    • 9 min
    Spark Conversation with Snail Mail

    Spark Conversation with Snail Mail

    When’s the last time you chatted with your childhood best friend or your favorite aunt - the one who always brings bomb desserts to thanksgiving and tells the best stories?
    In this episode, I share a fun way to spark conversations with your favorite people through good ol’ fashioned snail mail.
    Thank you to https://yogalotuspond.com/ (the Lotus Pond) for sponsoring this episode!
    If you want to send your own postcards, check out https://www.sincerely.com/postagram (Postagram) and https://www.postsnap.com/ (Postsnap) - two I've personally used, but there are many more out there.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

mmfl03 ,

Well worth 10 minutes!

I recently met Charles, and have enjoyed getting to know him a bit, so I thought I would take a listen to his podcast. The episodes are short, fun, and informative. He has a great deal of insight on a number of different topics. It’s clear, listening to him, that he is very passionate about sharing his thoughts with others. Take a listen… It’s only 10 minutes per episode. Even if the topic/title of the episode isn’t something you think applies to you, give the 10 minutes. Chances are good that you’ll walk away with something useful and helpful, for your own life. And to top it off, he is funny and charming, seemingly without trying to be. Bravo, Charles!

miriahluna ,

Brilliant, Witty, and Informative!

Charles Burgess shares his professional expertise with a humorous delivery that keeps listeners wanting more. This has quickly become a favorite podcast of mine as it is both entertaining and thought provoking in a way that I refreshing as a listener and unlike any other podcast. I 100% recommend subscribing to Practically Useless!

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