Since the debut of smart phones your instances of boredom have probably decreased markedly, but that may not always be a good thing.

According to science here are some ways that being bored can actually be a positive...

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1.  It makes you more creative forcing your mind to wander.

2.  It makes you more goal-oriented because when you daydream, you're more likely to think about the future than the past.

3.  It can make you more productive.  Did you know that daydreaming actually made people perform BETTER at tasks.

Just in case you are NOT in a creative mood, here are some things to do when you are bored at home...

(Business Insider)