Now and again we find ourselves waiting. Waiting for the kettle to boil, being on hold on the phone, standing in a queue at the photocopier or waiting for the computer to boot up. Generally we view these short pockets of time as wasted but have you ever thought of using them productively?
You can use those time pockets to get small jobs done. There are dozens of little mini tasks that always need doing, such as filing a couple of papers, deleting some emails that clutter up your inbox, reading an article or blog post, tweeting, etc. Maybe some of those jobs have been hanging around for a while because you have been procrastinating.
Create a list of those tiny, (sometimes pesky) jobs that need doing but don’t need much time. And whenever you find yourself waiting, do one of those 1 or 2 minute tasks. Keeping on top of those little jobs by using your time pockets will save you a lot of time in the long run.