Boredom, also called ennui (a French word from the Old French enui, root of the English word 'annoy') is a reactive state to wearingly dull, repetitive, or tedious stimuli: suffering from a lack of interesting things to see, hear, etc., or do (physically or intellectually), while not in the mood of "doing nothing". Those afflicted by temporary boredom may regard the affliction as a waste of time, but usually characterize boredom worse than just that. Boredom can also occur as a symptom of clinical depression. *yikes*
Boredom may also lead to impulsive (and sometimes excessive) actions that serve no purpose and may damage one's self-interest.(which explains my behaviour) For example, studies in behavioral finance have shown that stock traders can enter into "overtrading" (buying or selling even without any objective reason to do so) simply because they feel bored when they have nothing worth doing.
My state of boredom:
I purchased 10 vcds(bought them on sale ($1 each) and the best part they are all pretty recent never-seen -before movies) ,borrowed two movies from the lending library for $3.50(to be returned tomorrow) and borrowed two movies from the university library (free ofcourse, to be returned in two days) .Now I need to find the time to sit and watch them all. Hmmm..boredom leading to impulsive actions ,damaging ones self-interest ,while not in the mood of "doing nothing"?!?!.There is plenty of work-work..but the thought itself is boring!!