LPT: If a task can be done within 5 minutes or less , do it right now.

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keepthetips

Bundle up all your pending tasks that can be done in 5 minutes. Now you have a big group of little tasks that, together, would take at least 3 and a half hours to be done, and you can safely ignore them until they blow up in your face. Have a nice Wednesday!

TheAwesomePenguin106

I do this at work and some haters think it’s weird that I’ll prioritize a small and unimportant task right away. But they don’t realize that sometimes it takes as long to add something to your list or set a calendar reminder, than it does to just do the thing. I think it also underscores that the person who took time to delegate some small task to me could have just done it themselves in less time than it took to contact me and describe what needs to be done. So maybe that’s why they’re a hater.

iWillNeverReplyToYou

This is a bit too general and kinda needs an “if the situation allows”. Also what happened to grammar? Maybe the OP should’ve taken that 5 minutes to read what they wrote.

kymotsujason

I have 47- 5min tasks. If all I did was do tasks that take 5mins I’d never be able to do the big stuff!

ATribeOfAfricans