[quote="Joan_M, post:5, topic:220309"]
What you need is a Plan of Life. Start small and add things to it (just like someone starting to exercise - don't try to do everything at once because you will fail). Start your new day with the Morning Offering and a few vocal prayers (I say the Our Father, a Hail Mary and the Glory Be). Set a time for some mental prayer (this is talking to God in your own words, silently). Start off with 10 minutes once per day. You can, over time, extend this to 10 minutes twice a day, and later make each prayer session a little longer.
Spend about 15 minutes each day on spiritual reading - perhaps 5 minutes reading the New Testament and 10 minutes reading a good Catholic spiritual book.
Each evening examine your conscience - look over the day just ending and determine what you did wrong, what you did well, and where you can improve. Say an act of contrition, repenting of any sins you committed.
You can add devotions like the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, etc., as you like. And, as time goes on, you may feel like going to Mass during the week as well as on Sundays.
What she said :thumbsup:.
Also, offer up your day, and then throughout the day, offer up your work, the things that are difficult or uncomfortable, etc. Work, done the best you can and for Love, is prayer. You can offer things up for specific things (eg, you can offer up an unpleasant situation for someone you know is sick, or to help someone find a job, or for the purity of your future children, or anything you want to! :) ).
In your 10 min of prayer you can just talk to God about what's going on in your life, you can ask Him for things, thank Him for things, ask Him for guidance...
If you need resources, I really like this site:
I really like the writings of St Josemaria, saint of the ordinary, which can be a great aid in prayer. He has some books (that can be searched through and read in their entirety on the link above) that are just several thoughts, grouped by topic, that one can read one by one and then think about (The Way, Furrow, and The Forge).