When I'm bored, I don't look for "inspiration" because I'm not in the mood to appreciate anything. So I do my crocheting, take a walk, do the dishes, watch t.v., read the questions here.
I have an "ideas" file too. I call it my commonplace book, where I write down quotes from books that grab my attention. Right now, I've got a few from "God, the Devil and Harry Potter" about the struggle between good and evil. Other books have told me about Henry VIIIs diet. Queen Victoria gobbled her food. Little things about the royals can be amusing. One might be of interest one day.