Dealing with small daily tasks

Use daily recurring tasks to deal with small tasks

Recurring task for inboxes, notifications, and miscellaneous

A common technique we recommend to help deal with the various inboxes and notifications you need to check on a daily basis is to create a recurring task that reminds you to check and work through those. That pro tip is covered in more depth on the Jiu-jitsu your notifications page.

Unique small tasks

The method above is useful for dealing with the small tasks and inboxes you need to regularly address, but what about those small tasks that pop up throughout the day/week that you don't want to forget?

If it's a very small task, you may not want to create a whole new task, as this can lead to a cluttered and overwhelming task list. A good rule of thumb is: if the task is so small that it may only take 5 or 10 minutes, it may not warrant having its own task.

In that case, and if the task is not urgent, consider tacking it on to tomorrow's instance of your existing recurring "inbound triage" task as a subtask. Or, in addition to an "inbound triage" task for inboxes, consider also creating a "daily catch all" recurring task, for exactly these types of little to dos that surface in your day to day.