In the long perfection series, I have quoted the great saints and Doctors of the Church concerning the levels of perfection, and at all these stages, one needs to make time for God.
The noise and chaos even in the political arenas of the Church cause us all great distraction.
Again, I list things Catholics must do to become perfect.
One, simplify one's life and the lives of those around you. Do less, be quiet more.
Two, never watched TV and select what news sources which you read daily. Three or four online sources a day, read briefly, would be plenty for the head of the family.
Three, set at least an hour a day aside for silent prayer, perhaps beginning with meditating on the Scriptures.
Four, Blessed Paul VI asked the laity to say at least part of the Divine Office. These prayers only take minutes and can be done on the bus or train if one is commuting. Sadly, too many Americans are forced to drive, which takes away from reading and praying time.
Five, say the rosary daily, and this is something one can do in the car on the way to work. There are many mp3s and CDs for such meditation. The family rosary is the best form of this prayer, imo.
Six, pray as a family daily, even if only for fifteen minutes together in the evening and, better yet, in the morning as well.
Seven, learn to quiet the mind. One cannot hear God is one's mind is full of junk and goo from the world, the flesh, and the devil.
I repeat Thomas Merton's comment on contemplation, which follows meditation. Look at all the references to this in the past almost two years.