Think of it as keeping your ears open, in ways and in places and in times of the day when before you wouldn’t have thought to listen. Think of it as tuning yourself to recognize God’s voice, as becoming someone who regularly, intentionally hears.
Spiritual practices are exactly what their name suggests; they’re ways to be deliberate about matters of the soul. A spiritual practice is a tool for becoming aware of God within the normalcy of life—it injects the sacred into elements that could otherwise seem just everyday. So in applying spiritual practices, we find that the lines can be blurred between those things spiritual and what is secular:
Gratitude can happen when we’re mowing the lawn; worship and grocery shopping are compatible; God can be pursued on the evening commute.
Commonly observed spiritual practices include prayer, confession, meditation, and fasting. (http://marshill.org/teaching-resources/spiritual-practices/)