Thriving in a cold and infinite universe where everything is done better, faster, and cheaper by robots

Introducing Useful.

Fun and free activities to keep your chin up while unemployed, underemployed or sademployed

Being out of work can really affect your state of mind. We all know what it's like: one day you've got a job and you're feeling productive, valued, respected, and purposeful in your day, and the next... there's a vacuum, and it's all too easy to fall into it feeling useless. Why? It's not true at all that we are useless, but we feel useless. The truth is, we're still worthy and talented and full of potential to give, but our brains tend to play nasty tricks on us when they've got nothing else to do.

That's why Useful. exists: to give you some fun activity sheets to keep your head straight. Best of all, they're free to use, because money shouldn't be a factor. Seriously. Just download them.

And, this is a living project. If you want to suggest anything that works for you, or any problem you've got that Useful. doesn't currently address, just tell me your story. I'd really love to read what you've got to say, and turn it into something that helps you, and anyone like you. Because being human is a lot easier when we recognize that everyone around us is, too.

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Newest activity sheets

Did you know robots don't have fun?

A Wall in Your Way

March 8, 2020     The Big Picture
A Wall in Your Way

A Ladder to Climb

June 1, 2019     Break It Down
A Ladder to Climb

The End of Jobs

April 12, 2019     Brainstorming
The End of Jobs

What Do You Do

April 11, 2019     Playful Curiosity
What Do You Do

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Useful is created as a free resource for public good. The relationship between work and people is something that affects us all, and so we should all have the tools to navigate the new world.

You can help support this project by becoming a sponsor, volunteering your efforts with translation or design, or contributing as a coach. Help me help you.

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