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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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    Refraining From Unhealthy Habits

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    Coping With Stress

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    74

    Coping With Anxiety

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    402
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    Not Procrastinating

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    Maintaining A Workout Regimen

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    80

    Budgeting

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    299
    84

    Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

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    Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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    84

    Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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    280
    87

    Socializing

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    97

    Standing Up For Yourself

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    245
    98

    Communicating Your Feelings

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    Making Decisions

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    Being Patient

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    Time Management

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    Remembering Details

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    Making Friends

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    214
    110

    Public Speaking

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    Fixing Home Appliances

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    Concentrating

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    Cooking

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    Learning From Mistakes

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    Dancing

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    184
    103

    Knowing When To Say No

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    96

    Understanding Social Cues