Meditation is so many things. It's being present, it's cultivating creativity, it's stillness, it's peace, it's pure and blissful. Solitude is often freeing, a luxury that many take for granted. There is so much power in silencing the outside world. Focusing inward allows you to find peace and piece of mind. 

That said, I find myself in the most quiet corners of my home. There, I read, reflect, lift up my prayers and quiet the chatter long enough to reach a place where there are no worries, because there are no thoughts. In the beginning, when I was just learning how to set my intentions and after (when I do my best brainstorming), I'd find myself distracted searching through YouTube and Spotify. 

Eventually, I came to the conclusion that guided meditations narrated by some guy speaking in an English accent wouldn't do. I found "soothing soundscapes" comparable to imitation crab: It was just not the same thing. 

Underwhelmed and unenthused, I compiled a list of my own. Before retreating into a place of quietude, I like to begin with a calming and relaxing meditative mix and finish with the same mix, a sort of opening and closing routine. This guided playlist, I hope, lifts your spirit effortlessly and helps you to stay present, in the moment and open.