Yesterday, I wrote about a very simple put amazingly impactful productivity tip:
Whichever task comes up to my mind that cannot be accomplished at that moment in time, gets immediately logged in my to-do list.
In that essay, I expanded on the to-do list part. The first half of the sentence though, forms a separate tip on its own, which I also picked from the “Getting Things Done” book:
When a task comes up that I can accomplish in under 2 minutes, I just do it then and there.
There may be rare cases that this cannot happen, but the vast majority of such tasks will never end up in my to-do list.
Instead, they become quick wins; they don't clutter my lists and I immediately gain the great feeling that comes with accomplishing something.
It's also a great way to kick start a new project and build momentum while breaking off larger tasks into smaller ones — do a few quick and easy ones and the project is already underway.