I can already hear all the excuses pouring in: I 'try' my best, it's too hard, I don't have time, there is so much to do, I'm not motivated, I can't because of my boss (or insert: partner, parent, sibling, friend, etc.), I don;t have the energy, and on it goes.
Truth be told, if you're too busy or don't have it in you, then stop committing yourself to more than you can manage. When you say you will do something and then you aren't fully present with it, that just causes disappointment and self-judgement. Think about it - how lousy did you feel the last time you said you would do something and then didn't fully accomplish it? Did you judge yourself? Were you worried what others would think about you? I bet you didn't feel so hot.
For the over-achievers.
Instead of aiming to do 10 things in a day, cut the list down to 3 and do those 3 things really well. You can be proud of yourself for accomplishing your short to-do list rather than upset with yourself for once again not completing your long list of things. It is not surprising that so many people complain about "procrastination", when all we have to look forward to is an endless list of things to do (half of which they don't really want to do anyway). For example, instead going from 0 to 7 days a week at the gym, start off with 2 or 3 days. It is okay to ease into new habits. Committing to a few manageable and doable tasks will help you feel productive and accomplished.
For those of you who don't commit to anything out of fear of failure.
Less than 100% effort will result in not completing anything. This will in turn result in more negative self-judgement for not having committed in the first place. It is worth it to take the risk and dive fully into your task(s) at hand so that you can potentially succeed and feel wonderful, isn't it? Commit to yourself by committing to one manageable step toward your goals at a time.
There is no need to be everything to everyone all the time. Stop, reflect on what actions will fulfill you, and do those things with unwavering commitment.