culture The Things You Wish You Were Better At  

Lauren Slocum
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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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246 47
Coping with Stress is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Stress

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251 49
Coping with Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Anxiety

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229 47
Not Procrastinating is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating

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226 53
Budgeting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting

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219 52
Maintaining a Workout Regimen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining a Workout Regimen

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228 58
Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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201 49
Maintaining Healthy Relationsh... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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191 51
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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177 64
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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171 63
Standing Up for Yourself is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Standing Up for Yourself

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185 73
Making Decisions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions

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164 64
Socializing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing

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166 82
Time Management is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Time Management

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140 65
Remembering Details is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Remembering Details

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144 68
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Dancing

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150 73
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking

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149 73
Public speaking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking

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133 72
Concentrating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating

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73 26
Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Being Patient

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73 26
Learning from Mistakes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Learning from Mistakes

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124 66
Understanding Social Cues is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Understanding Social Cues

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129 79
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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114 68
Fixing Home Appliances is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Fixing Home Appliances

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119 73
Receiving Compliments is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Receiving Compliments

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106 65
Writing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Writing

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67 32
Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Alaina Hillman added Making Friends

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95 71
Allotting Time for Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Allotting Time for Hobbies

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60 39
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Swimming

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99 77
Singing in a Wide Vocal Range is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Singing in a Wide Vocal Range

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92 74
Sports is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Sports

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

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81 78
Being Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Compassionate

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80 79
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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75 84
Driving in Big Cities is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Driving in Big Cities

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34 41
Making Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Making Love