1.listen to chinese songs.
2.try to express what are you doing or thinking in chinese.
3. find a language partner who is a native chinese speaker to practice with.
4.if you haven't learnt pinyin,learn it first.
I think that some people just study Chinese for fun and getting more knowlegde. But some others study foreign languages to master a skill. Different purposes make it quite different in ways to study a language.
For myself I study English in order to get more information.