How do I start getting better at something?

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What's a good tip? I want to learn how to stay awake.

Remember the old sayings - Practice makes perfect, and - if at first you don't succeed, try and try again.

These are the instructions for getting better at something.

I don't know what you want to get better at, but if it is something like art, then practice everyday, look up your type of art that you like on Youtube, and copy the people that can do it really well. Practice every day, they say that if you paint for twenty minutes a day, then in a year or two you will be a really good artist.

I like calligraphy, I bought the pens, the paper, the books, and I made a big effort every night for years and years, in the end I did work for Royal Exhibitions and then sold my calligraphy to shops and to weddings, it was all about practice.

A few minutes a day is really nothing when you look at what you can achieve down the line.

Go to classes regarding your subject, find displays and exhibitions, study the experts and practice practice practice.

I hope this helps and I wish you luck. Keep at it!


Just like with any other thing that you would like to become better at, you need a lot of practice and time. If for example you want to learn how to cook, you need to try a new recipe everyday. Start with a simple one, and go up the ladder to more complex ones. Allocate daily some time for this operation.

Trying to stay awake is achievable. You won't be able to never sleep at all, but you can stay awake longer than before. Just start by going to bed later every night. If for example you use to go to bed at 22:00, try staying up 30 minutes more. Increase the time every 4 or 5 days, and you will be able to stay awake for longer.

I do have to say that is not healthy to deprive yourself from sleep. This is how your body regenerates and gathers the power to keep on going. If you do not sleep, at some point you will start feeling sick, nausea, shiver and it can even be fatal. So you need to be careful what you do.

I hope this answer helped you.
Have a nice day :)


I'd also second practice though I don't think you can stay awake all the time without sleeping at all. It's a condition that is rare that some people have and it's not something that is pleasant. I can't imagine staying awake all night for the rests of my life when the rests of the world is sleeping. There's only so much you can do at night. When I was younger,I found that I was better at staying awake better. I could stay up until 5 a.m ,went to nap for few hours and would be fine. As I got older, I noticed I couldn't really do that . I like my sleeping time. You should perhaps ask yourself why do you want to stay awake. What occasion do you want to stay awake at? I could understand trying to stay awake when you're at school because, let's face it, some of those lectures could be very boring. I had a problem staying awake in classes when I was younger until, I learned to go to bed earlier and had as much sleep as possible.


You start getting better at something by practicing. Since you want to stay awake you need more energy and you need to avoid boredom. I recommend exercise and relaxation. Regular exercise can provide you with more energy and it can reduce boredom. Relaxation works even better than exercise. When I started doing things to relax I required less sleep and did not need caffeine to help keep me alert. Going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time everyday would also help.

Sleeping a lot, stress, a lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet and boredom can all prevent you from feeling energetic. I don't think you can just practice staying awake but you can practice doing things that fix the problem. I practice being relaxed and I practice being active. It provides me with more energy. If you find you require less sleep then get up earlier or go to bed later.


If you want to get better at something, you have to practice a lot. Practice makes perfect! You have to set a goal and work really hard. You must be determined and never let anyone get you down. Keep telling yourself that you can do it and never give up.

It's interesting that you wan to learn how to stay awake.. Do you mean all the time/at night or what do you mean? Staying awake for a whole day or days can really damage your health. It is not good for your body because your body needs to rest and regenerate. I suggest you choose something else to get better at. Something that is good for your health and what you benefit from.

Good luck!


Practice, practice, and more practice. This goes with almost everything. You should practice everyday or almost everyday. You should make a habit at what you are trying to become better at. If you want to become a better baseball player then play baseball more. You should also find out what your strengths and weak areas are. Writing things down is a great way to put everything into prospective. Be confident and positive. Know that you won't become perfect over night. You need to allow yourself to be better. Don't push yourself too hard though. If all you do is practice at what you are doing, you might get burned out. Good luck to whatever it is.


The first step in getting better at something is to identify the problem. You have done the first step so far, you just need to carry through with what you say you will do. If you want to stay awake throughout the day, find ways to entertain yourself. Eat, and drink water throughout the day since you will get tired if you don't. Sometimes, being tired is inevitable so you have to sleep or take a nap sooner or later.


Getting better at something means more practice. Practice makes perfect and it is a fact.

To stay awake you can try drinking coffee. Smoking keeps me awake but I am not encouraging it.