tips for boredom

''Are we nearly there yet?'', is the dreaded question parents often face before their car even leaves the driveway. But what happens when you're about to embark on a 7+ hour long-haul flight and you've run out of toys, bribes and sweets to keep your children entertained?
The school or work week easily sags into a void in productivity. Everything seems so routine, and it's hard to keep ourselves awake when we can do nothing but anticipate the same things repeatedly.