One way to be happy is to stay busy doing the things that you know you need to do. This is bad news for those of us who spend most of our time desperately avoiding doing the things that we know we need to be doing.
Spending much of one’s waking life actually doing necessary things, it sounds like such a simple idea. I’m not the only one, though, who can’t seem to get it together. What most people mean by “boredom” is just the mental tension of avoiding meaningful endeavors (usually in favor of wishing that one could instead be doing something that would be “fun”).
So, now you know. I hope that you have better luck with this knowledge than I have had.