Power’s A Priority+
There isn’t much of an excuse for a dead phone these days. Or at least, there are plenty of opportunities to not give yourself an excuse. Which, to be fair, maybe you want the excuse.
Sometimes having an excuse for having a dead phone is useful in itself as an excuse for not responding to someone. Sometimes you just don’t want to talk to someone at a particular time, and you’re not going to tell them that directly. It’s fine. But you don’t have to let your phone actually die for that.
Think about it: you could have a charged phone anywhere, no matter what. All it takes is a portable power bank. No more rationing out battery through the evening to make sure you can use the GPS to get home after being out somewhere. No more closing apps to conserve power, just in case someone calls while you’re out and about.
You don’t have to drain your own mental energy to keep your phone’s battery from being drained, so why make yourself?