I hate the phrase killing time. It’s the only commodity that is not recoverable or renewable or reproducible.
I think that when people say “killing time” they are not thinking about the consequence of killing time means you are quite likely wasting it.
I was thinking about this over cocktails and scones with my good friend as we watched the royal wedding which took place real-time some months ago.
However, we both wanted to watch it together so we made a plan that we would watch it on OUR time, and when we were both “free”. It was lovely catching up and oohing over the glorious chapeau we saw onscreen. The experience was no less diminished because it was not live or the events had transpired earlier.
I think it really comes down to intention. If your intention is to “kill time” what are you doing? If your intent is to “spend time” what are you doing? I am pretty sure the answers vary widely and you will find a lot more value when you choose to “spend” time.
Think about it this way. Why would you choose to “kill time” when you can invest your time or spend your time wisely. “Quality Time” is considered a love language – (for more on that- see here) https://jenniferhastonsays.com/2015/09/18/whats-your-love-language/
Would you ever choose to “kill your money” ????????
You can earn more money, you can lose or gain weight but there is no such thing as getting back time. Unless you are in a certain movie from the 1980’s.
Think About It.