Playing games just to pass time may just make you feel worse in the long run. Killing time is one of the worst things you can do when you are looking to be happy, at least according to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, in his book Living Well, on this thing called Psychic Entropy:
[E]vidence shows that whereas people feel best when what they do is voluntary, they do not feel worst when what they do is obligatory. Psychic entropy is highest instead when person feel that what they do is motivated by not having anything else to do.
Below is another quote, this time from the book Changing Destiny, which I have quoted before in Trying to Do What’s Good. I wonder if western thinking could ever come up with something like the following:
We need to find faults daily and to correct them immediately. If we are unable to detect our faults then we will think that everything we do is right. When we are unable to correct our faults, improvement will be impossible.