Let's face it: some of us have messy desktops. If you can't focus, try a "Desktop Zero" approach to stay productive.
Photo by Jean-Baptiste LABRUNE
James Zhang at Wistia gives two simple rules for Desktop Zero:
- Remove everything from your Desktop and Dock.
- Only open applications that you'll use in the next 15 minutes.
Desktop Zero is like Inbox Zero: it keeps away the clutter. If you use a PC, a program like Fences can help you clear your desktop with a double-click (and then get those icons back later). Mac users can use this automator script. You don't have to keep your computer like this -- just use it as a productivity booster when you need it.
Desktop Zero [Wistia]