Qur'an is our main reference as Muslims, it defines our limits, rules, shari'a and our lives and even our characters.
First to get these instructions which form your character you need some steps to be good observer who always searches for the moral of the story or the ayah
1. Read Qur'an everyday even if there're some parts you can’t understand go search for what Allah (Subhanhu w ta'ala) meant to say
Allah(subhanahu w ta'ala) said:
"[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded"(surat Sad 29)
2. After understanding the meaning of ayah, turn on your brain think
i. Why did Allah (Subhanahu w ta'ala) say this word exactly not another one that may do the same job, and deliver the same meaning? What was the reason? This will improve your feeling of the words and your feelings toward Allah(Subhanahu w ta'ala)
ii. Look beyond the story or the ayah get the moral
For example story of Muses in surat "Al kahf" he accepted the advice from an ordinary man while he is Allah's messenger! He is humble and knows even if he is a messenger from Allah(subhanahu w ta'ala) he can learn from anyone beside that he was eager to learn more and more and aimed for; the other huge moral that when he couldn't wait to know why" Zi ElKhedr" was doing what he was doing and he broke the agreement he left as he promised although he was messenger from Allah (subhanahu w ta'ala) this teaches you when you do something wrong just admit it and take an action to fix it whoever you're.
Like this you can get an infinite number of morals and ethics you should acquire to be an image of a "real Muslim"
If you applied Qur'an in your daily life Allah (subhanahu w ta'ala) will bless your life and there're a lot of advantages:
1. If we applied
"Who spend [in the cause of Allah] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people-and Allah loves the doers of good"( ALi 'Imran 134) a lot of our arguments or most of them will disappear, you will win people instead of losing them, you will be known as a patient person and Allah(subhanahu w ta'ala) will forgive you in Akhera like you forgave people in Dunya
2. If we always put in our subconscious
"And say, Do[as you will], for Allah will see your deeds, and[so, will]His Messenger and believers. And you will be returned to the knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you of what you used to do"(Al Tawba 105)
And apply what Prophet Muhammad said
"ان الله يحب ان عمل احدكم عملا ان يتقنه"
You will be productive and our ummah will be more productive
3. Remembrance of Allah
"He has certainly succeeded who purifies himself (14) And mentions the name of his Lord and prays(15)"(Al 'A'la)
"Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured"(Ar-Ra'd 28)
4. And finally by applying Qur'an in your daily life you will be 100% successor of Allah(subhanahu w ta'ala) on earth
So be a role model, image of real Muslim, get closer to Allah(subhanahu w ta'ala) and obey Allah so when you feel you don't want to read now just remember
"This,[O Muhammad], We relate to you from the news of what has preceded. And we have certainly given you from Us the Qur'an(99)Whoever turns away from it then indeed, he will bear on the Day of Resurrection a burden(100)[Abiding] eternally therein, and evil it is for them on the Day of Resurrection as a load(101)"(Surat Taha)