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The Things You Wish You Were Better At 

Lauren Slocum
Updated June 14, 2019 13k votes 932 voters 23.1k views 36 items

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 Unhealth... 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 Procrastinating is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating
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Budgeting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting
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Maintaining a Workout Re... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining a Workout Regimen
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Not Overanalyzing Little... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things
8
Being Comfortable in You... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin
9
Maintaining Healthy Rela... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining Healthy Relationships
10
Socializing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing
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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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Communicating Your Feeli... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Communicating Your Feelings
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Making Decisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions
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Time Management is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Time Management
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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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Cooking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking
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Dancing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Dancing
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Public speaking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking
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Concentrating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating
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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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Knowing When to Say No ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Knowing When to Say No
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Understanding Social Cue... is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Fixing Home Appliances
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Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Alaina Hillman added
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Learning from Mistakes ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added