If you need to use the mind for a specific purpose, use it in combination with the inner body. Only if you are able to stay conscious without thoughts, you can use the mind creatively.
Whenever you need an answer, a solution or a creative idea, stop thinking momentarily and concentrate your attention on your body or your breathing if it is easier for you at first. Become aware of the stillness.
In any activity related to thinking, practice the habit of alternating a few minutes of thought and others of internal listening, of inner stillness.
In other words, wee could summarize it this way: do not think only with your head, think with your whole body.