Cooking is partly art when it comes to plating. It is also a different thing when it comes to the cooking process itself because you need to know a lot of things from ingredients, processes to the taste you should expect.
Practice a lot
Nothing comes easy at first, especially if you rarely cook, to begin with. Home economics or culinary classes were never enough to help get you into cooking, but at least if you had these classes, you’ve got a hang of things. Next is to really get used to knowing the difference between pans, spoons, and measurements just so it’ll be easier for you the next time you cook!
A lot of practices are also necessary if you are testing out new recipes and is trying to get a certain taste you want. You might change the compositions a little bit to see how the taste will differ, etc. and that means you need a lot of practice.
Read and prepare
Before you turn on your stove and pour the cooking oil in, make sure to prepare and be perfectly sure of what you need to do. In other words, read the recipe and make sure you completely understand what you are reading and if you can get all the ingredients. Try something that is not too complicated.
You should also prepare your ingredients before you begin cooking. For example, dicing the meat, cutting the tomatoes, etc. Take things one step at a time instead of pressuring yourself to cook at the pace of the pros you see in cooking channels of YouTube videos.
A lot of things taste so much better when you marinade them for a few hours before you cook, fry or serve them. For example, Asians marinade their meat in soy sauce, mirin, etc. and kimchi is a form of marinated salad from South Korea.