The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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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... 
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    Refraining from Unhealthy Habits

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    Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... 
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    Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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    Coping with Anxiety 
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    Coping with Anxiety

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    Budgeting 
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    Budgeting

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    Not Procrastinating 
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    Not Procrastinating

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    Coping with Stress 
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    Coping with Stress

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationsh... 
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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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    Maintaining a Workout Regimen 
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    Maintaining a Workout Regimen

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    Being Comfortable in Your Own ... 
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    Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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    Communicating Your Feelings 
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    Communicating Your Feelings

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    Making Decisions 
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    Making Decisions

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    Standing Up for Yourself 
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    Standing Up for Yourself

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    Socializing 
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    Socializing

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    Dancing 
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    Dancing

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    Remembering Details 
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    Remembering Details

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    Time Management 
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    Time Management

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    Cooking 
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    Cooking

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    Public speaking 
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    Public speaking

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    Receiving Compliments 
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    Receiving Compliments

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    Concentrating 
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    Concentrating

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    Understanding Social Cues 
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    Understanding Social Cues

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    Knowing When to Say No 
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    Knowing When to Say No

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    Being Patient

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    Fixing Home Appliances 
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    Fixing Home Appliances

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    Writing 
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    Writing

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    Singing in a Wide Vocal Range 
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    Singing in a Wide Vocal Range

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    Allotting Time for Hobbies 
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    Allotting Time for Hobbies

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    Sports 
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    Sports

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    Being Compassionate 
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    Being Compassionate

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    Talking to People IRL 
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    Talking to People IRL

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    Driving in Big Cities 
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    Driving in Big Cities

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