Say oui to ennui: how to face, and even embrace, your boredom
Do not confuse boredom with masking a concern — lacking stimulation is what it is all about. A French worker was awarded €40,000 (roughly $48,000) in damages after a court "agreed that his employers had subjected him to 'boreout'," also known as the condition of having so little to do that your mental health can be severely affected. However, Alex Clark reflects in this piece for the Guardian, on how boredom can be an asset in life, and not a destructive force.
From The Guardian