You can start out meditating for just 2-3 minutes and gradually build up to more according to our article Four Tricks to Make Meditation Work for You.
When starting out, trying to do ten minutes of meditation can feel like getting up off the couch and attempting to run a marathon. Learning how to find stillness and quiet takes practice, sometimes a lot. Keep your goal small in the beginning. Set a timer for 3 minutes and notice how it feels to sit with your eyes closed for that length of time. Observe what goes on in your mind. Pay attention to your body and notice any urges to fidget or move.
Meditation and Spiritual Wellness: Your Brain on Meditation
One of the most powerful effects of meditation lies in how it changes the brain. When practiced regularly, meditation improves how the mind functions to manage emotions and intense feelings. It also releases endorphins that promote feelings of calm.