Lifestyle 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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462 71
Refraining from Unhealthy Habi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Refraining from Unhealthy Habits
2
431 78
Coping with Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Anxiety
3
425 76
Coping with Stress is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Stress
4
426 77
Not Procrastinating is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating
5
386 83
Budgeting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting
6
375 87
Maintaining a Workout Regimen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining a Workout Regimen
7
325 86
Maintaining Healthy Relationsh... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining Healthy Relationships
8
363 105
Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things
9
317 87
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
10
285 100
Socializing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing
11
280 104
Standing Up for Yourself is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Standing Up for Yourself
12
282 109
Communicating Your Feelings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Communicating Your Feelings
13
281 118
Making Decisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions
14
261 123
Time Management is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Time Management
15
233 109
Remembering Details is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Remembering Details
16
245 120
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking
17
163 67
Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Being Patient
18
216 113
Concentrating is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating
19
153 69
Learning from Mistakes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added
20
230 126
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Dancing
21
215 115
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
22
234 130
Public speaking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking
23
204 108
Understanding Social Cues is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Understanding Social Cues
24
150 68
Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Alaina Hillman added
25
194 105
Fixing Home Appliances is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Fixing Home Appliances