Through regular mediation (10 or 15 minutes each day is fine), we continue to deepen this connection to the higher self, and life can then become more meaningful and purposeful. Too often we may attach to material possessions, negative media and people, which can affect our happiness and sense of security. Meditation allows the space to be truly at one with ourselves, our contacts and the world in which we live.
Meditating in the morning is generally suggested; when we have just awoken, as our minds tend to be quieter before we begin the activities of the day. Also, by meditating in the morning, it is easier not to make excuses by saying I will meditate later, where distractions over the day can hinder this good intention! Of course, if it is easier for you to meditate at an alternative time of day or evening, that is fine, if you can do this as a regular practise. By meditating at the same time each day, the body and mind gets into a rhythm or habit, much like brushing our teeth or having our breakfast. However, if you miss a day, no need to worry, you can simply reconnect the next day. We nurture the physical aspects of ourselves routinely, so why not nurture the spiritual aspects of ourselves.
Meditation takes practise and commitment; a very busy mind can be difficult to quieten. With continued practise, however, this becomes easier. It may help you to focus on the breath for a few moments to calm the mind and body, or to listen to some gentle music in the beginning. There are some simple meditations on this site which you can try.