Boredom appears, said psychoanalyst Otto Fenichel in 1951, “when we must not do what we want to do, or must do what we do not want to do.’
In the 1930s, psychologist Joseph Barmack found that boredom is reduced with amphetamines, ephedrine, caffeine, and money.
Scientific American has an extensive report on boredom.
People who are often bored are at greater risk of developing anxiety, depression, and drug or alcohol addiction; displaying anger, aggressive behavior and lack of interpersonal skills; and performing poorly at work and at school…
Battling boredom means finding focus, living in the moment and having something to live for.