Last summer I meditated quite often. My significant other had a plethora of books on meditation techniques, Buddhism, Taoism, and other Eastern philosophies. Needless to say, I devoured some of these books and I started to put meditation into practice.
One memorable time I woke up feeling pissed off and rather ill. I did not want to go to work AT ALL. So I decided to meditate...this time with music in the background. I sat down and went into that floating place in my brain, focusing on my breaths while also focusing on the music (it was Fleet Foxes BTW). Suddenly I was swept up in glorious greens and golds. I found the part of my soul that likes adventure and exploration. Giddily I jumped up, went to work, and I was in one of the best moods ever.
I need to get back into doing it regularly.