The quiet time is an important tool for the Christians daily life. Studying and meditating on the word of God helps You to establish your faith as a believer. See the word of God as your food which you desire to eat every morning afternoon and evening.
God has destined you for certain things to happen in your life and it will take his word for it to come through. Certain people are able to accomplish certain things in life because of what they have built with their faith.
Jeremiah 15:16 -Thy words were found and i did eat them;and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart;for i am called by thy name,OLord God of hosts (KJV)
You can have effective quiet time with these two simple steps: see the Word of God as your food and desire for more of it.
The second thing to do is to develop a discipline; ensure that at least you take 5 minutes to get into the word tell yourself No Bible No Breakfast.