There are numerous scientifically proven benefits of meditation. It is a great way to take care of yourself and address your mental and emotional wellbeing. It reduces stress, increases focus and wards off negative thinking. Meditation has been used for many years to attain peace and happiness. If you can take out just a few minutes of time for meditation, you will be able to find the difference from the very first session.
The best part is, you can meditate almost anytime and at any quite place you like. It could be a room in your house, under a tree, near a river or just at a quiet corner of your office. The goal is to focus on a single thing for some time and eliminate all the other thoughts that keep wandering your mind.
As a beginner, you may start to meditate for 1-5 minutes and gradually increase the time as you start reaping the benefits. Find a suitable place to sit comfortably. Do some stretching exercises to loosen your body and feel at ease. Close your eyes and follow your breathing pattern. Feel the air entering your body and filling you up with positive energy. While you exhale, focus on your breath and how it leaves your body along with your negative energies. You may also chant a mantra and completely focus on it as you meditate. A pleasant visual object such as a flame of a candle can also help you to meditate as a beginner.
Try an app like Insight Timer or Calm to help get you started too.