I was inspired to make some changes by people I knew who spent time every morning in Meditation. I wasn't going to Meditate in the way a Buddhist would, but I saw the benefits this quiet time had on their lives. I set up my own meditation times by deciding to pray more deliberately. I wasn't going to 'empty my mind', instead I was going to fill it with Christ by saying a Rosary, going through a Chaplet etc.
I struggled to make time and even set up a prayer schedule with the intent of praying at specific times during the day, no matter what. My main goal was to say the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 pm and ask for God's mercy because, selfishly, I knew that I needed it.
I began to say Novena prayers before reading my other emails (I have the prayers sent to me via a website called Pray More Novenas). I also started praying while doing my daily tasks.