We use our senses to perceive and know the outer world. We see things and colors, hear sounds, feel and touch things. If you want to take a look at your inner state you have to be equipped with a whole different set of perception skills. You use your five senses to perceive our outer world but the same senses do not apply to the inner world. Instead, the best possible option you are left with is the feelings in our body. when trying to “feel” your way through our inner world is a mix of interesting bodily sensations and feelings. People feel these as sensations in different parts of their body like a lump in their throat, or a sense of heaviness in their chest or a general sense of lightness and joy.
You are just like the average people who really love the idea of meditation, but they think they don’t have enough time. It is not the time, it's the strength of desire and choice. If you really want to do something you can always find the time. Try getting up earlier or watching less TV. It's true, you have to invest time to meditate, but clearing the mind will make the rest of the day more productive. Nothing on earth is better than the feeling of inner peace. Do you think it's worth living a tremendously busy life without being able to enjoy it? Meditation is not about retreating from the world but getting inspiration to live better and happier life. Whatever you do, if you have peace of mind, you will enjoy doing and be more productive.