There are at least half a dozen ways to knit and none of them feel natural at first. It takes quite a few hours of practice before you can do the knit stitch without thinking about it, and more hours until the same thing happens with the purl stitch. After a while, you reach a point where your fingers, not your mind, are doing the work and the whole thing feels much more natural.
Neither English nor Continental is better or easier than the other. They both have advantages. Some people take more easily to one; most people just stick with the one they learned first.
Try making something simple – say, a simple scarf or dishcloth. Use the English method for the first half, Continental for the second. Decide which half felt better to your hands, and which half looks better to you.
Actually, it’s a good idea to learn both English and Continental. It will come in handy when you start doing multi-colored knitting.