Free advice: Turn your phone’s damn battery percentage off
Be careful, it’s kind of a love affair.
Except when it’s headed to your iPhone and its endless series of notifications, how much, if you’re anything like me, is nothing more than a specific kind of anxiety in itself: “Why do I look at this thing a lot, and why does it make me feel horrible?”
To really solve this problem, you would need a psychiatrist. But! A modest and simple change could help put an end to this:
Stop your phone from displaying the percentage of life remaining from the battery.
This little number, affixed at the top right of your screen if you activated it * is a countdown of disaster and misfortune, held just minutes from midnight by the repeated jamming of a power cord in the greedy little mouth of your device. Seeing this percentage may invite obsessive charge; I find that stress starts to climb around 64%.