For your to-do list:
- If the task takes less than 2 minutes to complete, do it immediately and get it off your list.
- If the task takes longer than 2 minutes to complete, set it aside for later.
- If someone else should do the task, send it to that person right away.
- If the task doesn't require any action, delete it immediately to get it off your list.
- If you just need to file the item for reference, put it where it needs to go right away.