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You are not folding properly
There are many ways to fold a piece of paper, but only one is proper. For most applications, it’s recommended to only fold papers in the horizontal direction.
Folding any more quickly could damage the paper structure. If you find yourself always collapsing the paper when you’re dealing with large stacks, there may be too much tension in the sheets.
Put your folders away and take a break before adding new ones. Then try pairing down to fewer pages or focusing on reading for longer periods of time to loosen up the tension that comes from demanding books.
You can also try some light yoga might help, since it’s pretty meditative.
The paper needs to be larger than the shape you are folding
When you fold a square piece of paper, it just folds in half. With some practice, you can fold any rectangular piece of paper smaller than your hand.
Many people don’t realize that the folded shape is only as big as one can easily fold. If you ever need to fold something bigger, you will have to unfold it and repeat from step 1.
Each time you do this repetition, the thickness of the paper increases by about 25%. For example, if you start with A4 paper (11 x 8.5 inches), each additional fold makes the sheet thicker by approximately 260 mm (1 inch).
If you keep doing this, the sheets get too thick to unravel. At some points, we call these “permanent folds.” If you try to force them apart, they may stick together.
You are too strong
Most people can fold a rectangle or square in only one orientation, but you are able to do it in many more. Depending on how thick your paper is and what size you make the folded piece, you may be able to fold it in two different ways.
For example, if you were to try to fold a sheet of letterpaper, you might succeed in folding it once vertical and once horizontal, but then you would no longer be able to fold it again because it won’t fit through the slot in the machine used by commercial printers.
To really master good folder skills, you will have to learn another fact about sheets of paper: folds run all around them. A rectangular sheet of paper can be divided into eight sections, each of which runs parallel to either side of the page.
These divisions run together like wires running across an electric current that feeds several pairs of folders. Each pair consists of a line along the top edge (called a ruler) and a corresponding line along the bottom edge (also called a ruler).
You will need a very sharp knife and precise movement to fold this paper properly.
Unfortunately, most knives are not made for precision cutting, nor do they allow someone with average dexterity any chance to win. There’s also the risk of accidentally slitting both edges of the paper at the same time, destroying its integrity and making it less useful.
A better option is to buy pre-cut
You are not focusing properly
Focusing is one of the most important things you can do when learning how to fold. If you don’t focus, you will be unable to accomplish your goal.
This applies to everything from learning a new language to playing basketball. So why does it matter whether you can fold a paper or not? Because if you look at some of the best athletes in the world, they all have something in common – they all trained really hard.
And the difference between them was that they were able to put their whole heart into training.
That includes being willing to try something different and step out of our comfort zone. It means having confidence in yourself that you can handle anything that comes your way.
Obviously, if you want to play sports or come up with any type of strategy, you need to think positively but also be careful about setting goals that are too high. Otherwise, you may end up hurting yourself by trying to achieve them.
Rather, find ways to motivate yourself so you give yourself a chance to develop what you want to work on. For example, tell yourself “I am going to practice more than once a week to improve my shooting percentage.”
Tell yourself “If i fail, then i’ll keep practicing!” When you get right down to it, doing either thing can be scary, But staying stuck isn’t much easier — thinking about it constantly makes us feel bad and
It is hard to see what you are doing
In order to fold a piece of paper, you must first let it become flat. Then look at the part of the page that you want to fold. With your eyes focused on just that portion of the page, bring your hand into view by extending your arm sideways.
Next, focus all of your attention on folding this section of the page.
Keep adjusting the position of your hand and eventually your whole body so that you are folded in with your arms and hands stretched out.
You will have to move around until your back is against the wall or some other stationary object.
Don’t worry about looking bad. Simply close your eyes and try to push everything down while making yourself feel relaxed.
You are going too fast
When you do it quickly, without thinking about how to slow down or stop, you’re probably not even aware of what you’re doing.
But folding paper requires some effort — and more often than not, we make things harder for ourselves by trying to hurry up something that doesn’t need to be rushed.
The solution is simple: don’t worry about everything all at once.
Worrying only makes you feel worse, and there’s no good reason why you should feel bad about something. Let yourself experience being nervous (and happy) instead of stuffing your feelings away.
[substeps] You can choose where to put your attention. Whether it’s before bed or during a workout, feeling tension can prevent you from falling back asleep or getting into shape.
Being tense means you’re holding onto thoughts as if they were facts. Because they aren’t, letting them go creates space in your mind for new ideas and experiences.
Letting go also helps you relax enough to sleep or exercise, skills that help keep your heart rate lower and boost your health.
You are too old
Most people can fold a paper more than once. But as you get older, it becomes harder. Your joints hurt, your eyes aren’t what they were, and your skin isn’t thick like it was when you were younger.
These things happen because you are less athletic and more mature. You no longer have that sharp sense of sight or sound to help you keep track of where others are in relation to you.
You also don’t feel pain as much. When you’re young, small mistakes didn’t seem so bad. Then again, you probably folded more papers more times.
You are too young
Young people don’t have much life experience, so they can be prone to frustration, anxiety and stress. If you talk to teachers and parents about their kids’ grades, most will say that the more immature your child is, the lower his or her grade is likely to be.
Your children cannot yet understand what success feels like because they do not have an understanding of failure. Children at this age only know how to win because they have no choice but to lose. The best way to teach a loss never goes away; it becomes a learning experience.
More often than not, losing inspires change in behavior, goals, and efforts. Losing does not break someone, it makes them stronger. In fact, studies show that recovery from a hard challenge takes place almost immediately after we suffer a defeat. This is due to humans having a need to recover before facing another challenge.
Conversations around victory and defeat help students develop confidence and independence. When conversations emphasize success, students can worry about being found ‘successful’ instead of enjoying the journey toward achievement. When victories become recurring themes, some students rely on that positive reinforcement to continue trying harder things.
You are not trying hard enough
It’s been said that success is luck, but we can make things easier for ourselves by putting in effort. Effort is what makes time seem to slow down, what makes dreams come true, and what helps us gain confidence.
Everyone has their own limits of effort. For some it may be going out for pizza once in a while; for others quitting smoking after two puffs.
But if you want to fold a paper more times than one, you need to try harder. And that means working through your mistakes and keeping learning in mind.
The more times you repeat something, the better you will do at it. So instead of focusing on how many papers you have folded or how tired you are, put away the calculator and get back to work.
In no time you will be able to add another task to your list of successes.