Inspired Mood
Sims who are Creative tend to get Inspired at times. Thankfully, it's fairly easy to get Very Inspired at home for making great Paintings, Meals, and Writing Books.

Skill/Career Ideal Moods
Inspiration is helpful to Painting, Musical Instruments, Cooking, Writing, and related Careers - Chef, Painter, and Writer - both branches of each Career, along with the Entertainer's early levels and Musician Branch.

How to Get Very Inspired

Be Happy and:

  • Evocative lemon Incense +1 for duration (Spa Day)
  • Molding Clay +1 3hrs
  • Playing with Large Animal Toy (Children) +1 4hrs
  • Playing with Dolls house +1 4hrs
  • Thoughtful Shower +1 4hrs
  • Browse Art - Computer +1 4hrs
  • Eating Haunted Mint Ice Cream +1 4hrs (Cool Kitchen Stuff)
  • Mixing Drinks (Mixology L6 and up) +1 4hrs
  • Drinking Cafe Coffee - Cappuccino +1 4hrs (Get Together)
  • Eating Cheese Fondue (Fountain of Mirth L4 Cooking) +1 4hrs (Luxury Party)
  • View Bonsai (if it was shaped while inspired) +1 4hrs
  • Practice Guitar (L6 and up) +1 4hrs
  • Empathizing with Inspired Sim (Aliens only) +1 4hrs
  • Wearing Chicken Hat (Delux Edition Clothing Item) +1 6hrs
  • Cloudgaze +1 6hrs (Outdoor Retreat)
  • Stargaze +1 6 hrs (Outdoor Retreat)
  • Research Art Reference (Computer - Painting Career) +1 8hrs
  • Pluck for Inspiration (Guitar) +1 8hrs
  • Bow for Inspiration (Violin) +1 8hrs
  • Research Art Reference (Painting Career) +1 8hrs
  • Yoga (Brain Boosting at Home) +1 8hrs (Spa Day)
  • Ylang Ylang Massage +1 12hrs (Spa Day)
  • Inspired Club Vibe +1 through to +3 For as long as Club Meeting is Active (Get Together)
  • Listening Deeply to Music (Music Lover Trait) +2 2hrs
  • Drinking Prose and Prop +2 3hrs
  • Daydreaming (Children Creative Skill L5 and Up) +2 3 hrs
  • Cooking (True Chef) +2 4hrs
  • Analyze Book (Bookworm Trait) +2 4hrs
  • Healthy Green Tea (Most likely to give the random Chance Moodlet - Upgraded Tea Brewer) +2 4hrs
  • Look for New Recipe Ideas (Computer - Foodie Trait) +2 4hrs
  • Watch Cooking Show for Ideas (Foodie Trait - Does not stack with Look for New Recipes) +2 4hrs
  • Research Guitar/Piano/Violin (Computer L2 of the skill) +2 4hrs
  • Research Advanced Cooking techniques (Computer Gourmet Cooking Skill L8 and up) +2 4hrs
  • Watching TV Cooking Shows (Foodie Trait Only) +2 4hrs
  • Viewing Inspired Art (quick interaction with career rewards culinary/writing/painting) +2 4hrs
  • Completing a Painting (Lower skill levels only) +2 4hrs
  • Completing a Book (Lower writing skill levels only) +2 4hrs
  • Mixing Drinks (Mastered Mixology) +2 4hrs
  • Gourmet Cooking (Gourmet Food skill L7 and up) +2 4hrs
  • Future Cube - Ask for Creative Ideas +2 6hrs
  • Yoga (Brain Boosting at Home) +2 (When matching incense is burning) 8hrs (Spa Day)
  • Yoga (Brain Boosting Class) +2 12 hrs (Spa Day)
  • Ylang Ylang Massage (When matching Incense Burning) +2 12hrs (Spa Day)
  • Painting while being Mentored +2 For as long as mentoring continues
  • Playing Guitar/Piano/Violin while being Mentored +2 for as long as being mentored continues
  • Drawing (Children) while being Encouraged +2 until drawing is completed
  • Essence of Inspiration (Cow Plant) +2 12 hrs
  • Inspired Potion (L10 mixology. Potion Master Reward Trait) +100 3hrs

These are just some of the things that can make a Sim Inspired, though there are surely more to be found in the game. Also read the main Emotions Guide to learn how Emotions work - Emotional Auras, what determines the main Emotion, and how to control your Sim's mood at all times.