If you have a task that can be done in one minute – do it immediately. Don’t start putting small tasks under some heavy project… if the task can be done in small amount of time, it’s better to do it right away.
Small tasks can be anything from writing a short email, short blog entry, responding to some important questions, filing papers, signing checks… anything. I get a feeling of achieving something when I do this. Papers won’t bile in my desk. My ToDo-list stays a lot smaller. This way these small tasks get done: one hundred minor things can be done in very small time when they are done immediately after receiving them… but if you let these tasks pile – you’ll end up having a huge amount of work which might seem impossible to finish, and they might even require extra effort later (you’ll need to remind yourself what the task was about).
I recommend this: 1 minute tasks should be done immediately.