6 Tools to Help You Feel More Inspired
Immersing yourself in art is strongly recommended for sparking inspiration. And with the remarkable Art Plunge app – which works across various virtual reality devices – you can literally do just that.
This VR experience places you inside some of the most famous works of art, including the Mona Lisa (who actually turns to look at you), The Starry Night, The Birth Of Venus, The Creation Of Adam and Girl Reading A Letter At An Open Window.
This stunning app will have you yearning for more beyond the five paintings that are available, while ensuring that you will look at art in a completely new way from now on.
Proper rest can prove the ultimate divining tool to inspiration. There’s just one problem: you’re not very good at it. Even on supposed downtime, you’re checking your phone, channel-hopping and just generally always “on”, which makes feeling inspired seemingly forever out of reach.
The new, cutting-edge Silentmode Powermask has been designed with the aim of giving yourself an all-over recharge. Wear the mask, practise the exercises and optimise rest.
Julia Cameron’s 1992 gem is a must for anyone creative. Yes, we would all like game-changing ideas to land on our lap. But the US author – in what has since proved a seminal personal development book – enables us to put systems in place to help inspiration to strike.
The Morning Pages exercise, for example, sees you write three sides by hand at the start of each day. Boy, will you pour out some odd stuff, yet there’s gold in them thar hills.
Some laptops scrimp on power to deliver lightness. The MateBook D, however, has both in spades.
Deceptively lightweight (1.53kg with a thickness of 16.9mm), it means you won’t break your back, as well as the bank; at a shade under £600, the MateBook D gives you plenty bang for your buck.
So, if you’re creating videos, writing that screenplay or simply in need of escapism, the MateBook D will be there for you wherever you feel inspired.
Hugely inspiring cricket documentary… Wait, come back! Even non sports fans can enjoy this exploration on focus, hard work and mental health on Prime Video. As the England cricket team of 2011 – which included Andrew Strauss, Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad – found out, big things can be achieved through graft.
But at what cost? Barney Douglas’s film will inspire you to have a clear plan, while carving time out to unwind – something that England team learned the hard way.
Want to feel inspired? Joel Dommett is your man. If recent ITV hit The Masked Singer was your first taste of the funnyman, you’ll discover much more in the host’s appearance on the BALANCE podcast.
It was a trip to LA that energised Joel to make things happen himself. In live comedy, he’d found his calling and something that would reward pure diligence. This chat will encourage you to question your own path.