Instead of making it twenty, you could make it "spend fifteen minutes sorting bookmarks". Or, just, "Sort some bookmarks." I suppose it depends on how much work it is for you to repeat a task in your system - in OmniFocus, I set it up to repeat and then it's no work at all. In a paper system, it's more work.
Originally Posted by AGrzes
In a paper system, it occurs to me that I'd probably have a "spare time work checklist" on a separate piece of paper, maybe tacked to the wall. I'd have several tasks:
- Sort some bookmarks.
- Read a few pages from the To Read stack.
- File some stuff
and so on. Next to each one I'd have a line for checkmarks. When I had a few moments - meeting in ten minutes, on hold on the phone, software install has taken over my machine, leaving for the bus in twenty minutes - I'd grab the list and see which one has fewer checkmarks, or which one I feel like. I'd add a checkmark to that one and do the task in the empty time until the empty time was over. When a task is truly done, I'd draw a line through it.
This way, I'd get the functionality of "repeating" tasks without actually having to repeatedly write them anywhere.