It all starts with your breath.  Take deep breaths through the nose.  Deep breathing slows your heart, relaxes your muscles, and helps focus your mind.
Commit to the long haul.  Practice makes perfect, even with meditation.  Like pretty much everything else in life you are not going to be amazing at meditation the first few times you try (and if you are one of those people who are instantly amazing at everything they try, I kind of hate you).  Stick with meditation, give it at least a month.
Meditation is about letting go.  Meditation is not about visualizing, focusing, concentrating, or trying to clear your mind.  It’s about letting go, so relax and let it go.
But don’t stress if you can’t let it go.  Your mind wandered to Breaking Bad or your kid’s science project, hey it happens.  You’re not perfect, your meditation is not going to be perfect.  When your mind starts to wander don’t get worked up, just try to refocus.
Experiment. There is no right or wrong way to meditate. Eyes open or closed, sitting up or lying down, inside or outside, music or silence, try any and all combinations until you find something that works for you.
Pick a mantra, or don’t. A mantra is basically a word to keep you focused. “Om” is probably the most well known mantra, but another recommended mantra is “one.”  If you feel silly or a mantra just isn’t for you, don’t sweat it.  You don’t need to use a mantra and there’s no need to force it.
Finish up with some gratitude. Try to spend the last few minutes of your meditation being grateful. Be grateful for the opportunity to practice meditation, be grateful for your mind’s ability to focus, heck be grateful for the sweet parking spot you got, just feel gratitude for something.
Try a 30-minute foot soak pre-meditation. Okay, here’s that one useless tip I promised you.  Listen, I would love a relaxing foot soak every day, but who has the time?  And by adding a 30-minute foot soak I’m now trying to squeeze an hour of meditation time into my already jam packed day. But hey, if you have the time enjoy your foot soak for me. I’m jealous.
From Skinny Mom