Meditation is a great skill that helps us deal with the daily stresses of life. There are many, many studies proving various benefits to mental and physical health from a regular practice of meditation. Training your mind to engage with life in a new way can start with just a couple of minutes a day, which is better than longer practices done less regularly.
The basics of meditation are paying attention to the present on purpose. Personally, I find counting my heartbeats to be a good anchor. There’s a built in metronome, I need to quiet my body in order to sense my heartbeat, and while I can observe other thoughts come and go at the same time, the part of my mind automatically counting is calm and that calmness spreads.