culture The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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List Rules These should be things that humans can actually do, not superpowers.

We all have those people in our lives who seem like they're good at just about everything. They make friends easily, have successful careers, and excelling in all physical activity comes just as easily as baking an eclair for the first time. But the truth is, everyone has opportunity for self-improvement, and understanding where you need to improve is the first and most critical step of getting better at anything. If you're looking for things to improve about yourself and deciding to be better, this list outlines some of the most common challenges among your peers.

If you're looking for ways to improve yourself, you can start by looking at the relationships in your life. Do you have positive relationships with your family and your coworkers? Do you have long-lasting friendships or are you consistently having "falling outs" with people you're close with? Relationships are great indicators of where you stand emotionally and mentally - maybe you need to learn how to cope with your stress in a healthier manner or maybe you need to learn how to communicate better? 

Reflecting on your psychological well-being is a healthy and crucial way to gain perspective and create goals in your life. But not all areas of self-improvement have to involve deep-rooted emotional issues. Are you neglecting your hobbies to watch TV? Have you been avoiding the gym because you're tired after work? Many of the areas that could use improvement in our lives are based simply on desires and goals we've yet to accomplish. 

What are things you wish you were better at? If you don't see them listed here, join the conversation and add the things you strive towards getting better at. Vote up the things you wish you were better at and feel free to rerank this list based on your own personal experiences!

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Refraining from Unhealthy Habi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Refraining from Unhealthy Habits

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Coping with Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Anxiety

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Coping with Stress is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Stress

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Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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Not Procrastinating is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating

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Budgeting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting

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Maintaining Healthy Relationsh... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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Maintaining a Workout Regimen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining a Workout Regimen

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Being Comfortable in Your Own ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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Communicating Your Feelings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Communicating Your Feelings

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Making Decisions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions

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Standing Up for Yourself is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Standing Up for Yourself

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Socializing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing

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Dancing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Dancing

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Remembering Details is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Remembering Details

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Time Management is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Time Management

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Public speaking is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking

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Cooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking

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Receiving Compliments is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Receiving Compliments

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Concentrating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating

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Learning from Mistakes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Knowing When to Say No is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Knowing When to Say No

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Understanding Social Cues is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Understanding Social Cues

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Fixing Home Appliances is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Fixing Home Appliances

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Writing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Writing

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Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Singing in a Wide Vocal Range is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Singing in a Wide Vocal Range

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Allotting Time for Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Allotting Time for Hobbies

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Carpentry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Sports is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Sports

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Being Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Compassionate

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Talking to People IRL is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Talking to People IRL

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Autofellatio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Autofellatio

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Driving in Big Cities is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Driving in Big Cities

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Making Love is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At