If you read this blog, then you may know that I am not very passionate about math and science. I’ve never found much joy in thinking in numbers rather than ideas and concepts.
Recently I made a very small switch in my life that has so far, made a large difference in the way that I calculate and value my time, as well as my usage and dependence on technology.
I went to my iPhone’s General Settings, scrolled to General, scrolled to Usage, and switched my battery usage settings off of the percentage mode.
It seems mundane, I know. But for me, it made a world of difference. I used to always feel panicked whenever my charge % slipped below 60. If I was on my phone for a long period of time my stress would build up as I saw the numbers tick down towards zero. I made sure I had a charger on me at (nearly) all times, fearful that one of my best friend’s was about to die.
Now, instead of a number percentage on top of the battery bar in the top corner of my phone’s screen, I just see a rough estimate of how much battery I have left. I can barely tell if I have 100%, 75%, 50%, or 20%.
No harm in trying, eh? Give it a whirl. Hope it works out for you!
My friend Jason showed this to me: