Let’s start with the basic, what is meditation?
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.Wikipedia
There are so many apps and YouTube videos out there on many different techniques for meditation. It’s hard for someone to recommend one for another person. What I like you may not. I don’t even like the same thing that I liked a year ago. Like taste changes so does your meditation preferences. All I can do is recommend you try something.
The benefits of meditation besides calming your mind are tremendous. It has been said to lower your blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety. It helps you sleep at night, lowers your cortisol levels and of course is relaxing. Meditation helps shut your mind down from the thousands of thoughts it has and helps it focus. It helps get rid of the noise as I like to say.
I stopped meditating for a while and started again when I was doing a prosperity mantra for 40 days. https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/12/15/spiritual-session-saturday-prosperity-mantra/. I haven’t stopped meditating every day since. I sometimes do it in the morning but mostly do it around 6pm. This is after dinner when my aid is gone and my dogs are usually napping on me. It’s a nice quiet time when I’m very rarely disturbed.
There is no wrong way to meditate on no rules on how long you need to do it. I just recommend trying it. Calming your mind has so many benefits.