To fix this problem, first of all, go through your menu bar, and look at all of the little icons that are sitting in there. You probably don’t even remember what some of them are. If you click on the icons to bring down the contextual menu, you’ll probably find a preferences option. Click it, and then go into that app’s settings to disable the menubar icon.
Next, go through your dock. Not only will there be apps, but there are folders on the right-hand side. Sit down, and really think about what apps and folders you want on your dock. Is it worth it to have all that crap? Probably not. Thin the herd, and I’m positive you’ll be in a better mood.
Needless to say, go clean up your desktop. I can’t stress this enough. I talk about it all the time, but I know firsthand people don’t do it enough. Go throw out or file all that crap on your desktop, and you’ll be more productive. Don’t argue — just do it!
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