culture The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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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

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

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

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Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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Not Procrastinating 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating

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Budgeting 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting

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Maintaining Healthy Relationsh... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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Maintaining a Workout Regimen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining a Workout Regimen

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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

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Communicating Your Feelings 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Communicating Your Feelings

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Making Decisions 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions

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Standing Up for Yourself 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Standing Up for Yourself

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Socializing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing

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

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Remembering Details 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Remembering Details

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

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Public speaking 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking

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+ - 117 65
Cooking 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking

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Receiving Compliments 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Receiving Compliments

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Concentrating 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating

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

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Being Patient 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Knowing When to Say No 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Knowing When to Say No

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Understanding Social Cues 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Understanding Social Cues

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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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Writing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Writing

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Making Friends 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Singing in a Wide Vocal Range 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Singing in a Wide Vocal Range

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Swimming 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Allotting Time for Hobbies 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Allotting Time for Hobbies

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Carpentry 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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Sports 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Sports

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Being Compassionate 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Compassionate

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Talking to People IRL 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Talking to People IRL

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Autofellatio 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Autofellatio

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Driving in Big Cities 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Driving in Big Cities

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+ - 19 28
Making Love 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At