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10 Other Ways to Say “Have a Great Rest of the Week”

Are you sick and tired of using the same phrase again and again? We’ll introduce you to some impressive “have a great rest of the week” alternatives that are not only more effective but also more impressive.

Let’s get started:

What Does “Have a Great Rest of the Week” Mean?

It is a parting statement that is usually uttered or used at the end of a meeting or email. We usually say this when we don’t have another meeting, with the same person, anytime soon. It shows that you care for the other person and want them to have a great week.

You can use this statement any day of the week – except the last day (Sunday) – in a variety of settings. It’s commonly used verbally and in writing. Plus, you don’t need to know the other person to use this statement. Moreover, it is common for people to say “have a great rest of the week” when meeting a stranger. 

Contrary to popular belief, this statement doesn’t indicate that someone’s having a bad day or someone has had a bad week. 

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Why Do We Need a “Have a Great Rest of the Week” Alternative?

There are many alternatives to “have a great rest of the week” as this statement is very long and a little boring. Things are changing and people want to use unique phrases that are also memorable.

To help you pick the right one, we have covered some of the best “have a great rest of the week” alternatives.

1. Have fun this week!

This statement is the same as “have a great rest of the week” but it is usually used in more informal settings such as among friends. It might be a good idea to say this when the other person mentions their weekend plans at the end of the conversation. 

Example: You can say “have fun this week” if your friend while leaving tells you they’re planning to watch a movie this week.

2. Best wishes for the week ahead.

You can use this statement when there’s an important event or happening expected to occur. For example, if there’s a presentation this week or if your colleague is getting married. It’s the same as “good luck”.

Example: Let’s say you are the manager motivating your employees to work hard this week. You can end your speech by saying “best wishes for the week ahead” to show your support to your team and acknowledge the challenges they have to deal with.

3. May you have a great week!

This is the perfect statement to use when you meet with a stranger for work. 

Example: It might be a good idea to use this phrase when you meet someone to discuss a project and get up to leave. You can say “may you have a great week” instead of “goodbye”.

4. Enjoy your week!

This wish is suitable when someone tells you they’re planning to have fun this week. It could be them going for a holiday, planning a picnic, etc.

Example: You can say “enjoy your week” while approving an employee’s leave application to attend a friend’s wedding. 

5. Have a productive week ahead!

This can be a great statement when you are welcoming a new employee or when you’re motivating others to do better.

Example: Say this at the end of an employee meeting to motivate people to put their best foot forward.

6. Take care of yourself this week.

This statement is not very commonly used anymore and is usually suitable in situations when things are not well. For example, someone’s sick or there’s a pandemic. It shows that you put their health first and do not want to pressurize the other person into doing something. 

Example: You can say “take care of yourself this week” when your colleague tells you he’s not feeling well. 

7. Wishing you a lovely week ahead!

This statement is typically used when you’re trying to improve relations and want the other person to know that you care for them. This statement can be used in emails and verbal conversations usually in the end when you write your name but is more commonly used in written communication

Example: Write “wishing you a lovely week ahead” at the end of an email.

8. I hope your week goes well.

This “have a great rest of the week” is typically used at the start of the week. It means the same as “have a good rest of the week”, and is suitable in both formal and informal settings. Further, this statement can be perfect when the other person tells you they’re looking forward to something. 

Example: You can use “I hope your week goes well” when the other person tells you they’re expecting a new job offer this week.

9. Have a great time!

This statement does not mention “week” and covers anything from a day to a few weeks. It can be suitable when you are not so sure of someone’s plan but want to end the conversation on a sweet note.

Example: Say this when shaking hands with someone after a meeting.

10. Stay cool this week!

This “have a great rest of the week” alternative works well when you have a nice equation with the other person as it is considered very casual. Moreover, it can be used when things get a little heated. It shows you want everything to get back to normal. However, we must mention that this can be taken in the wrong way so only use it when you are sure the other person will be okay with it.

Example: It can be a great statement to make when you are dealing with two employees who do not get well together.

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