\"Low Battery Anxiety\" Grips 9 Out Of Ten People
Published on: 25th May 2016
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Have you ever ordered something at a bar just so you can ask to plug in your phone Do you argue with loved ones because your phone died and you missed their calls or texts Are you regularly accused of secretly 'borrowing' someone else's charger
If so, you may be suffering from "Low Battery Anxiety." LG recently surveyed thousands of people and, although not a real illness or anxiety disorder, have dubbed the concept of Low Battery Anxiety to exemplify the behavior of people who are changing their everyday lives - just to accommodate their dying battery.
A survey found that nearly nine out of 10 people "felt panic" when their phone battery drops to 20 percent or lower.
Low Battery Anxiety Can Lead to Unhealthy Choices
When it comes to choosing between hitting the gym or charging their smartphone, one in three people are likely to skip the gym. But millennials tend to have it worse - with 42 percent likely to skip the gym when choosing between working out or charging their phone. Smartphone users will even "drop everything" (32 percent) and make a U-turn to head back home to charge their phone.
Low Battery Anxiety Could be a Cause of Break Ups
Chances are Low Battery Anxiety is ruining relationships; a loved one you believed was "ghosting" you could simply be exhibiting classic symptoms, as 60 percent of those surveyed reported that they've blamed a dead phone for not speaking to a family member, friend, co-worker or significant other if their battery was low. And what's more, one in three people have gotten into an argument with a significant other or romantic interest as a result of unanswered calls or texts because their smartphone was dead.