Boredom is an often used word.
It's one of those funny words too- one that can mean things in addition, or even instead of what the literal meaning of the word is.
I looked boredom and bored up. here's what the dictionary said: boredom = the state of being bored. bored = feeling weary because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one's current task.
Seems simple enough...
Think about the last time you said you were bored. Some people say more it more often than others. Some people feel bored more often than others. No biggie. This isn't a competition. What I've noticed is that people say they're bored when sometimes they mean other things.
One of the really common things I've found they're saying is: "I can't figure out how to keep myself super busy and that's making me have to sit with myself. And sitting with myself is NOT something I'm particularly fond of because it's so darn uncomfortable/frightening/intimating/freaky/etc that I really, really feel I need to find something to get myself busy and preoccupied with..."
I can see how they'd come up with "I'm bored." It's shorter to say than that above thing I just wrote. It's also a LOT easier to deal with than the reality of "oh my gosh, sitting with myself and what I feel is so darn hard."
If you find yourself saying you're bored, give it a second glance, don't just accept it at face value. You may indeed be truly bored. You may, however, be something else :)