Did you know meditation has been medically proven to lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, reduce anxiety, reduce stress, and increase focus? Just to name a few! If you think meditation is only for monks and hippies, you're dead wrong. Meditation is for everyone!
Try this: instead of trying to clear your mind of all thought for 20 minutes (which might sound impossible for someone just starting out), sit in a quiet spot with your eyes shut and let your thoughts come and go, like the tide. When they wash up on the shore of your mind, acknowledge them and then send them on their way again.