The power of minutes
Another way to think about micro-tasks to get things done, is to think about micro-moments.
Micro-tasks help reduce the amount of work to small chunks. They help divide an overwhelming goal into sizable bit-size tasks.
A way of taking action on these micro-tasks is to think about micro-time slots. Just as we broke down big jobs into small tasks, we can break down hour-long jobs into minute-long tasks.
Have a bias to action. Focus on minutes, instead of hours. To get started, think about the kind of work (which micro-tasks) could be done in the next few minutes.
We all have minutes to spare. More than we think. Put them to use.