Discernment is not an easy process, by any means. I have been discerning for 4 years and still don't know if I am called to religious life or not. My friend, who is a novice in the Sisters of Life, was discerning for 7-8 years before she found her calling. There are things you can do to make the process easier, though.
First off, get yourself a spiritual director. I haven't had much luck finding one because there are a lack of resources in my diocese, but hopefully, you will have more luck in yours. SDs are invaluable. If you don't know who to ask, go to your parish priest to see if he can recommend someone to you. Or call your diocese's vocation office. They mostly deal with men who are discerning the priesthood, but often times, they can direct you to a list of spiritual directors registered in your diocese.
Second, spend a daily or weekly Holy Hour in Adoration. Go to Mass often, too. Being with Christ in the Eucharist strengthens you and is the best way to hear His will.
I definitely agree with those who said to pray often. I used to think that discernment was all about seeking orders and seeking signs, but we can get so wrapped up that we forget prayer and lose sight of Jesus even though we may be seeking Him. So, set up a daily schedule if you can. This is something that my Catholic therapist recommended to me, but anyone can do it. First, create a diary of your daily activities so you will have a tangible list to go by and then create blocks of time in your schedule where you have the free time to go to the Chapel for Adoration or Church for Mass. Saying the Divine Office is so important. Religious and priests pray it daily and is a good way to stay close to Jesus. I've read that if you cannot find a spiritual director, saying Divine Office can help you until you do.
I know what you mean about being lost in Divine Office. I use the DivineOffice.org website and they have podcasts of the daily prayers so you can follow along. You don't have to worry about flipping pages, either. If you have an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad, you can download a breviary app. There are two free ones I know of--iBreviary and BrevMeum (BrevMeum is a little more complicated, though). Then there is also the app from DivineOffice.org called DivineOffice, but it's $14.99. They make praying the Divine Office a no-brainer.
Read scripture, write a journal, AND visit communities that you are attracted to. If you don't know how to go about this, visit some vocation websites like Institute for Religious Life or CMSWR (Council for Major Superiors of Women Religious). There is also Vision Network and Deo Est Gloria.
If you do all of this and stay open to the voice of God in your heart, you'll be certain to hear His voice when He speaks. :)