WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH ONE AT A TIME
Start with the first section and work your way through as you are ready. After you finish the preparation sections, you may want to get solid on each of the following practices before you move onto the next. So, for example, after completing the first two foundational preparation sections, you could start the third section, “Evenings and Nights with Jesus” and integrate that into your life. When you feel ready, you could move on to the next section, “Waking Up with Jesus” and add that into your life, and so on.
Pick the one that interests you most and start there, moving on when you are ready to add something new.
With these options you start with one and keeping adding on when you feel solid.
SCHEDULE A MINI RETREAT FOR YOURSELF
Whether on your own, or with friends, family, or a small group, go through all of the practices in order consecutively. This works well starting on a Friday evening (or whatever day is before your day off) and continuing until early afternoon on Saturday. Starting in the evening is suitable because it has you experiencing the evening prayer and meditation guides at night and the dawn prayer and meditation guides in the morning. This can be done in your own home, or off-site at a cabin, hotel, or retreat center. Here is a sample schedule. Modify as you would like.
6:30-7:30 PM Do you want to be with Jesus?
7:30-8:15 PM Imagine spending your days with him
8:15-9:00 PM Evenings and nights with Jesus
7:00-7:45 AM Waking up with Jesus
7:45-8:15 AM Breakfast
8:15-10:30 AM Meeting with Jesus throughout the day
10:30-11:30 PM Jesus in all your moments
11:30-12:00 PM Making it last
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch and finish any remaining