Start by setting up an area in your kitchen for you to cook. Wash your hands and gather your ingredients. Remove egg from fridge 30 minutes before cooking. On medium heat, bring a pot filled two thirds full of water to a simmer.
Then, gently with a slotted spoon, lower the egg into the water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat. Return the water to a simmer and set timer for 4 minutes(soft boil) or 10 minutes(hard boil).
Once timer goes off, gently lift egg out with a slotted spoon and plunge it into cold water. Simple as that. No need to get crazy, after all it is just a simple boiled egg. From there you can make egg salad, deviled eggs, or cobb salad. You can dye them for easter or decorate them for friends.