Mindfulness is the new mantra covering a lot of areas from simple meditation to a mental health checklist.
Some meditation and mindfulness techniques exhort you to think of ‘nothing’.
Hit the eco-setting, dim the screen, go to a blank screen rather than screensaver.
If you are a creative then this is probably impossible.
If you have managed it, I would argue that it may not benefit you.
Being creative is who you are and not a menu-setting.
Imagine asking a dancer not to move their body whilst you play a piece of music – they would probably cause you of being cruel.
Whether you are a writer, musician, or artist, you are tuned to be creative.
It is how you respond to your environment. It is how you communicate. It is you.
So, rather than emptying your mind, sit for a short period and reflect upon your creativity.
What are you happy about in your output? What are you finding difficult? What are you being drawn to which is new?
Afterwards, write down the strongest thought which came to you.
Be creative with it.