Meditation takes discipline, and it's definitely a difficult thing to jump right into - especially for long periods of time.
If you choose to try the meditation route there are 2 ways that I would recommend trying. You can either begin meditating for 10 minutes 3 or 4 times a week, and every week or two increasing the time that you meditate until you get to a time that you would like to consistently meditate for, or you can force yourself to sit there for 20, 30, 60 minutes a few times a week while trying to meditate.
Before you do this, look up guides on how to properly meditate. The most important thing to remember is that listening to your breathing or saying a mantra are both effective methods at stopping your mind from wandering.
There are a few easy ways out, such as listening to music or binaural beats. Personally, I really enjoy binaural beats.
Sometimes when I want to quiet my mind I'll consciously focus on my breathing, listening to and feeling every breath in my body and other times I'll say a mantra (Such as Om Mani Padme Hum) or just develop my own mantra. A lot of the times when I want to quiet my mind, every time a thought generates I'll cut it off and think to myself "Shhh.".
What works for me may not work for you, but "Shhh"ing myself is always pretty amusing.. and surprisingly effective.