There are many ways to meditate. Most people believe “true” meditation means sitting quietly for periods of time. It is the caviar version of mediation. It is not the only way to achieve results.
If you are just starting out, try a guided meditation. I created mini 3-minute versions as part of my free membership just so people could try them and see, even after a few short minutes you can shift your thoughts and mood. This often leads to clarity and feeling of being calm. If you are interested in trying out a longer version, there are many of guided meditations online for free. No matter where you choose to start, pick something that appeals to you and notice how you feel after listening. Meditation benefits your mind, body, and soul.
Once you feel you have mastered guided meditations, the next step is to try to listen to a song you like without your mind wondering off. This takes practice, but one you can do this easily, you have mastered meditation and the next level!
After you have mastered getting through an entire song without a single thought, you can choose to use this as your meditation practice or continue and try the same process of sitting, except without the music. Set a timer for 5 minutes and sit quietly until you can do the 5 minutes successfully. Then move your time to 10 minutes 15 minutes until you no longer need a timer.
I go back and forth between all 3 ways of meditation. I do not think one way is better than the other. For me, if there is a lot of chatter I prefer not fighting the chatter, so I listened to a guided meditation. Other times I want music in the background. At ties when I am searching for clarity, being perfectly quiet works best for me.
Meditation is a great way to unwind, reduce stress and improve your health on all levels and can take a little as 3 minutes a day. Why not give it a try and see for yourself the powerful positive effects in can have on you