I meditate every day with the app called Headspace. Headspace provides guided meditations of between 10 to 20 minutes long on a variety of subjects, or just basic mindfulness practice.
As an artist (writer) I find meditation prepares me for the day in a way I've not felt before. It calms my mind and helps me focus on the tasks I hope to accomplish each day.
One of the things I appreciate the most about Headspace is that it takes the mysticism out of the meditation practice. There is not cosmic being, there is not greater power. There is just you, and your experience, whether emotional or logical, and it teaches you how to parse these experiences and come to more informed conclusions on how you can deal with them.
This isn't to say meditation controls your emotions. Rather, it makes the practicer aware and conscious of the emotions, then helps them move on. Many people feel emotions they aren't aware of--act upon them without recognition, and this type of behavior typically leads to decisions you'd rather have back.
As a writer, I spend a lot of time at my computer. Needless to say, it's difficult to disengage from the cultural ADHD the internet promotes. From clickbait, to political scandals, to sports highlights. It's amazing I get anything done while on my computer. But meditation helps. Meditation lets me block out, or at least, be aware of my feelings of discomfort when I begin opening new browser tabs, reading sports articles, or procrastinating with Twitter. Typically, I'm able to stop, recognize, and close these tabs before I get to engrossed in the stories and drama of the day.
I get back on track. Now, I know many people feel as though meditation doesn't "Work" for them, but it's not a question of meditation "working" or not. There's a reason the act of meditating regularly is called a "practice." It's a skill you must learn and an act that you get better at with time.