thought provoking 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

2
282 54
Coping with Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Anxiety

3
275 53
Coping with Stress is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Stress

4
262 54
Not Procrastinating is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating

5
258 61
Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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243 58
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
246 61
Budgeting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting

8
214 58
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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206 61
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
194 72
Communicating Your Feelings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Communicating Your Feelings

11
187 73
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
182 71
Socializing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing

13
198 84
Making Decisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions

14
169 78
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

15
167 81
Public speaking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking

16
181 93
Time Management is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Time Management

17
151 75
Remembering Details is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Remembering Details

18
156 79
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Dancing

19
143 81
Concentrating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating

20
85 35
Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Being Patient

21
82 36
Learning from Mistakes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Learning from Mistakes

The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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133 78
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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131 77
Receiving Compliments is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Receiving Compliments

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140 88
Knowing When to Say No is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Knowing When to Say No

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122 74
Fixing Home Appliances is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Fixing Home Appliances

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78 38
Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Alaina Hillman added Making Friends

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116 71
Writing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Writing

28
68 47
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Swimming

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101 79
Allotting Time for Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Allotting Time for Hobbies

30
106 84
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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102 81
Sports is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Sports

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91 85
Talking to People IRL is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Talking to People IRL

33
47 43
Carpentry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Carpentry

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88 86
Being Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Compassionate

35
83 91
Driving in Big Cities is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Driving in Big Cities

36
40 48
Making Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Making Love