At the beginning of every week, you may receive many “Happy Monday” and “happy week ahead” pleasantries. It’s a famous greeting that conveys good thoughts, but responding to such greetings can be daunting.
I know Mondays can be challenging, and it would be pure sarcasm to say people are excited about another Monday. But you don’t have to make it hard with a sucky attitude when someone says, “Happy Monday.”
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When someone says “Happy Monday,” you can reply with “Same to you” or “Thank you.” The key is to respond positively and politely. To express a matching positivity with the person, you can say, “Happy Monday! Let’s make this week amazing.”
Apart from these suggestions, there are still other short, simple, yet positive responses you can give. No matter the number of people that greet you with “happy money,” you can repeat these replies, and they won’t sound cliche. I’ll also show you how to use them by providing dialogue examples.
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List Of The 20 Best Replies For “Happy Monday And New Week Ahead”
Remember, your response option will depend on what attitude you plan to exude while replying to the person. I recommend you put up a cheerful and bright expression, and any of these replies will work well for that:
1. Thank you!
“Thank you” is an ideal response to “Happy Monday” because it acknowledges the well-wisher’s intention without getting into the irony of Monday blues.
It’s best used when you appreciate the sentiment but doesn’t want to delve into the intricacies of your own Monday experience.
- “Happy Monday”
- “Thank you!”
This response acknowledges their goodwill and sets a lighthearted tone for the conversation.
2. Right back at you!
“Right back at ya” is another perfect response to “Happy Monday” because it reciprocates the sentiment lightheartedly.
It acknowledges the well-wishing while conveying a similarly positive outlook. This response works best in casual interactions, where the goal is maintaining a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
- “Hey, happy Monday!”
- Right back at you! Let’s make it a productive and enjoyable week together.”
3. Wishing you a great start too!
When someone greets you with “Happy Monday,” you can respond with “wishing you a great start too!” because it gives an air of positivity and gratefulness.
You use this reply to acknowledge their greeting while expressing your desire for them to have a great start to the week.
Using this response, you maintain a friendly and positive tone in the conversation.
The perfect situation to use this response is casual or informal, such as when chatting with friends, colleagues, or acquaintances.
- “Happy Monday!”
- “Thank you! I hope this Monday is off to an amazing start for you too!”
4. Yeah, Let’s make it a productive day.
“Yeah, let’s make it a productive day” is an excellent response to “Happy Monday,” especially in professional or work-related settings where Mondays are often associated with starting a new workweek.
It is particularly effective in team environments where collaboration and productivity are valued.
By responding with this phrase, you can inspire and motivate others to approach the day with energy and focus, fostering a positive work culture.
- “Happy Monday and new week ahead!”
- “Yeah, Let’s make it a productive day.”
- “Absolutely! I have a lot this week, but I’m determined to tackle it head-on.”
5. Thanks for the good wishes! I’m ready to conquer this Monday.
“Thanks for the good wishes! I’m ready to conquer this Monday” is another accepted response to “happy Monday” wishes.
You can use it to acknowledge and reciprocate positivity when someone wishes you a “happy Monday.”
It is best used when you want to convey enthusiasm and motivation for the day ahead, expressing a determined mindset to tackle any challenges that come your way.
- “Happy Monday!”
- “Thanks for the good wishes! I’m ready to conquer this Monday and make the most of it. Wishing you a productive and fulfilling week ahead as well!”
6. Happy Monday! Let’s make this week amazing.
Instead of simply saying “you too” when someone greets you, “Happy Monday,” you can respond by saying, “Happy Monday! Let’s make this week amazing.”
The latter reflects a positive and proactive attitude towards the week ahead.
It works for both casual and professional settings to boost morale and motivate others to approach the new week with enthusiasm.
- “Happy Monday!”
- “Happy Monday! Let’s make this week amazing.”
- “Absolutely! I’m ready to tackle new challenges and achieve great things. Let’s do it together!”
7. Appreciate the positivity! Wishing you a fantastic Monday as well.
When someone greets you with “Happy Monday,” and you respond with “Appreciate the positivity! Wishing you a fantastic Monday as well,” you are doing two important things: first, you convey gratitude and amplify the positive sentiment. Also, you foster a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.
I encourage you to try this response, particularly when you want to show appreciation for someone’s kind gesture and uplift their spirits, especially in casual conversations with your pals.
- Happy Monday!”
- “Appreciate the positivity! Wishing you a fantastic Monday as well.”
8. Oh, the thrill of Mondays. Thanks for reminding me.
The response “Oh, the thrill of Mondays. Thanks for reminding me” carries a hint of sarcasm or irony for when someone greets you with “Happy Monday.”
You can use this response if you’re not particularly excited about Mondays. Mondays are often associated with the workweek’s start and can be seen as less enjoyable than weekends.
By saying, “Thanks for reminding me,” the person will know you’re not thrilled about Monday, and their comment only served as a reminder.
- “Happy Monday!”
- “Oh, the thrill of Mondays. Thanks for reminding me.”
9. Thanks! wishing you success and happiness today.
You can use this reply to express a wish for their Monday to be filled with success and happiness, implying that you hope they have a productive and joyful day.
This response shows a polite and friendly attitude toward their greeting.
- “Happy Monday!”
- “Thanks! I hope your Monday is filled with success and happiness.”
- “Thank you! I wish the same for you. Let’s make it a great start to the week!”
10. Let’s tackle this week head-on.
Another exciting way to respond to happy Monday wishes is to express a proactive and determined attitude towards the week ahead.
By saying, “Let’s tackle this week head-on,” you are willing to face any challenges or tasks that may come your way, demonstrating a positive and motivated mindset.
- “Happy Friday! Any exciting plans for the weekend?”
- “Thanks! Let’s tackle this weekend head-on. I have a long to-do list of household chores and errands, but I’m determined to finish them all.”
11. Happy Monday! Let’s begin being enthusiastic.
“Happy Monday! Let’s begin being enthusiastic ” is another ideal response to “Happy Monday “. It encourages a positive and motivated mindset.
It acknowledges the typical Monday blues and seeks to counter them optimistically.
For instance, imagine two colleagues discussing the beginning of the workweek. It could be that they’ve got new projects and opportunities ahead. So one of them can express excitement to make progress and tackle any challenges that come their way.
- Happy Monday!
- “Happy Monday! Let’s begin being enthusiastic.
13. It’s the perfect day to show Monday who’s boss
The phrase “It’s the perfect day to show Monday who’s boss” expresses determination and motivation to conquer the challenges and tasks that Monday typically brings. You can use it as a reply when someone wishes you a “Happy Monday.”
It signifies your intention to take control of your day, overcome any Monday blues, and approach the week positively.
- Good morning, Sarah! Happy Monday!
- Thanks, Alex! It’s the perfect day to show Monday who’s boss.
- Absolutely! Let’s tackle our tasks head-on and make the most of today.
14. Here’s to set the tone for the rest of the week.
“Here’s to set the tone for the rest of the week” is an excellent response to “Happy Monday” since it promotes a positive mindset and encourages productivity for the entire week.
By using this phrase, you are underscoring the start of a new week and inspiring the person to make the most of it.
By setting a bold tone, it motivates you to approach the week with enthusiasm and determination.
It also subtly reminds you and the person of the opportunity to accomplish your goals and progress.
I like this response because it sets a cheerful and optimistic tone, fostering a mindset that can lead to a successful week.
- Happy Monday!
- Here’s to set the tone for the rest of the week.
15. You read my mind!
When you tell the person, “You read my mind,” it’s an expression to indicate that they coincidentally expressed or did something you were thinking about or expecting.
So the next time someone wishes you a happy Monday, you can effortlessly say, “You read my mind,” even though you didn’t have it before.
It simply implies a sense of surprise or amazement that they anticipated your thoughts or desires.
- Hey, happy Monday!
- You read my mind!
16. Thanks! I hope your Monday brings you joy and success.
“Thanks! I hope your Monday brings you joy and success” is a perfect response for when someone says, “Happy Monday.”
It conveys gratitude while reciprocating the well-wishes and adds a positive and encouraging tone.
By expressing the hope that their Monday brings joy and success, you acknowledge their greeting and wish them a productive and fulfilling start to the week.
The response captures the sentiment of the original greeting and provides a thoughtful and concise reply within the specified word limit.
17. Happy Monday. I can’t contain my excitement.
If you’re not as excited about the Monday as the person greeting you with “Happy Monday,” you can respond with “Happy Monday. Can’t contain my excitement.”
In this context, the person would see you’re being sarcastic, especially when you match with the correct facial expression.
While “Happy Monday” is typically used to convey well-wishes for the start of the week, the additional comment “Can’t contain my excitement” suggests that you are not excited about the day.
The sarcasm lies in the contradiction between the standard greeting and the exaggerated statement about your lack of enthusiasm.
It implies that you are expressing the opposite sentiment, meaning that they are not genuinely happy about it being Monday and may even be dreading the day.
18. Sure. I hope we make it a day to not forget.
You can say “Happy Monday to you too! Let’s make it a day to not forget” when someone wishes you “Happy Monday.”
It acknowledges the greeting, reciprocates the sentiment, and adds a positive and enthusiastic touch by suggesting making it a memorable day.
It shows that you embrace the start of the week positively and are ready to make the most of it.
19. Thank you! Here’s to a fantastic week ahead.
This response shows gratitude for the good wishes and conveys a positive outlook for the upcoming week.
It’s a friendly and optimistic reply acknowledging the greeting while sharing your enthusiasm for the days ahead.
20. Well, here’s to seeing Tuesday too
“Well, here’s to seeing Tuesday too” can be considered a humorous and lively response to someone wishing you a “happy Monday.”
It explains that Monday is often considered a challenging or less enjoyable week. It suggests you’re already looking forward to Tuesday, implying that Tuesday might be a better day.
The response adds a touch of humor and lightness to your conversation, making it a playful way to acknowledge the challenges associated with Mondays.
In many cases, my default response to wishes like “Happy Monday (any other day or weekend)” is to say “Thank you.”
You can never go wrong with saying a simple “thank you” when someone tells you “happy (anything).”
I can’t say the same for saying “you too” because it’s not applicable in some greetings such as “Happy birthday,” “Have a safe flight,” “Have a wonderful vacation,” and “Good luck on your new job.” and so on.
So, the next time someone wishes you well, such as “Happy Monday” or “Happy new week ahead,” and words fail you, simply say “Thank you.”
To spice things up, you can also say a complementary polite wish that expresses positively for the day or new week.
Are there other ideal responses to “Happy Monday” that I omitted in this article? Feel free to share in the comments so we all learn.