“Can you really be bored to death? In a commentary to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in April, experts say it's possible that the more bored you are, the more likely you are to die early. … ‘Someone who is bored may not be motivated to eat well, exercise and have a heart-healthy lifestyle. That may make them more likely to have a cardiovascular event,’ said Dr. Christopher Cannon, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard University and spokesman for the American College of Cardiology.
He also said if people's boredom was ultimately linked to depression, it wouldn't be surprising if they were more susceptible to heart attacks; depression has long been recognized as a risk factor for heart disease. Cannon also said it was possible that when people are bored, dangerous hormones are released in the body that stress the heart.”
“Boredom,” concluded one of the researchers, “is NOT innocuous.”
Boredom is anything but innocuous. It is perhaps the greatest symptom of a life without purpose, meaning, and spiritual motivation.
While boredom may threaten your physical health, it is death to your spiritual health.
“For me, to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10). “I urge you thereforeto live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Ephesians 4:1).