In a conversation with a person wanting to begin a more serious practice of bhakti yoga, we spoke about many things. The 9 process of devotional service, the 4 regulative principles to follow, the 6 Gita values, and of course the 16 rounds to chant. It all seemed a bit overwhelming.
Then we settled on 3 commitments - to a daily spiritual practice, to maintaining physical health, and to good relationships. In other words, a spiritual practice is not a stand-alone thing. Our effort to stick with it, to give it the attention it needs, is affected by many things, and especially by health and relationships.