Little Boosts

This is a simple and easy opportunity to enhance positive emotions, connection and show appreciation and kindness towards people you care about. It can be used as a one-off activity or over the course of a week. If you find it successful you can revisit it and try it with someone new!


  • Post it notes
  • Pens


  1. Write note or a selection of notes* (one for each day in the week) to someone you care about. They could e.g. be a compliment, a shared memory/joke, a strength you see in them, or a wish for their day… something personal that will give them a little boost and make them smile when they read it.
  2. Place the note/notes somewhere they will find them when going about their day – on the fridge, bathroom mirror, car door, bicycle seat, lunchbox, laptop, briefcase etc.

*An alternative to this could be a text message – particularly if your person does not live or work with you e.g. a friend or family member in another part of the country or abroad.


Writing and receiving these little messages has the potential to boost both your well-being and that of your chosen person. You’re likely to get pleasure writing the notes and imagining the person finding and reading them. They’ll know you were thinking of them and put effort and thought into your message.

If people in your family, social circle or workplace enjoy receiving these, they may even write some of their own and give others a little boost in their day …

Thanks for reading!

Published by Improve My Well-being

Laura is an experienced mentor and teacher, with a MSc Applied Positive Psychology (Distinction). She enjoys living and working in multicultural environments and is passionate about promoting social well-being. Blogging is her outlet to share and explore well-being initiatives and practices with as many people as possible.

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