Meditation is one of the best and easiest practices you can implement in to your life to bring more balance and clarity. It doesn’t cost any money, you don’t need special equipment and you can do it anywhere.
From “A woman’s book of Meditation” by Hari Kaur Khalsa
If your mind is tired, you may feel physically tired, and vice versa. When you feel tired, think thoughts that will uplift and inspire you. For example: “If I keep up with this, I will feel the benefits of meditation and be more focused in my life.” Then return your focus to the particular meditation technique you are practicing.
If your mind is overexcited, think thoughts that will calm you down, thoughts that trigger the expansive and vast qualities of the mind. For example: “I am meditating to create peace in my heart, peace on earth, peace in this universe.”
Try not to over-concentrate. If you notice your face in a frown or your body tensing up during meditation, you may be over-concentrating. Take a moment to relax your mind and body as you hold the posture steady. There is an art to balancing the concentration and relaxation involved in meditation. Seek this balance as you practice.
If concentration is difficult for you, try meditating for shorter periods of time. Start with as little as three minutes and build up from there. Success in meditation practice will come if you start where you are, have realistic expectations, and have patience with the process.
I personally really like to hold a crystal in my hand for meditation and place a nice calming or uplifting essential oil on me. I like to sit on my yoga bolster and I practice meditation with closed eyes. I find with those nice rituals around my meditation I am already bringing myself into a calm state of self-care. I usually don’t give myself a fixed time frame to do meditation, using my intuition to see how much feels good every time I sit.