1) When you are distressed, confused, afraid, or hurt, or when you need to talk with Someone who will understand, turn to Psalms. With the psalmist, be still (cease striving) and know that He is God.
2) Think about the practical value of Psalms and let it serve as your primary counselor when you need wisdom and understanding. Remember, blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates in that law day and night (see Psalm 1).
3) Have you thought about ending each day as the the book of Psalms ends-with a psalm of praise? "Let the godly ones exult in glory:; let them sing for joy on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth ... Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!" (Psalms 149:5-6; 150:6). Try it and see what God does.