I try to focus on my breathing to do this. I feel the warmth inside my body pass from the tips of my toes to the top of my head, I watch myself. I imagine myself in a cozy pleasant place.
I don’t “switch off” my brain. I set my intention to meditate which for me means time to sit, to be present, focus on my breath and let go of what no longer serves me, even if it’s just for that moment. Meditation is a space and time to be present with your thoughts without judgement or giving direction. Just allowing your brain to do what it is meant to do, but now without attachment to each thought. As your heart beats, your mind thinks. It’s about being present for all that is and be still for all that needs to be.
Dismiss any other thoughts that don’t concern me in the moment. And breathe deeply and try to thing about all my chakras lining up and my body relaxing.