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The Things You Wish You Were Better At

List RulesThese 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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    69

    Refraining From Unhealthy Habits

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    383
    71

    Coping With Stress

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    389
    73

    Coping With Anxiety

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    397
    77

    Not Procrastinating

  • 5
    337
    73

    Maintaining A Workout Regimen

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    334
    80

    Budgeting

  • 7
    296
    81

    Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

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    281
    81

    Maintaining Healthy Relationships

  • 9
    320
    97

    Not Overanalyzing Little Things

  • 10
    276
    85

    Socializing

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    176
    64

    Being Patient

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    250
    94

    Standing Up For Yourself

  • 13
    240
    95

    Communicating Your Feelings

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    248
    100

    Making Decisions

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    232
    100

    Time Management

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    212
    94

    Remembering Details

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    176
    83

    Fixing Home Appliances

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    212
    107

    Public Speaking

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    190
    96

    Concentrating

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    207
    109

    Cooking

  • 23
    172
    93

    Understanding Social Cues

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    196
    109

    Dancing

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    182
    102

    Knowing When To Say No