21 Alternatives to ‘Hope You’re Staying Safe and Healthy’


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When times are tough, it’s important to reach out to those you love. Not only does this show that you care, but it’s also a reminder that they’re not alone. Whether there’s a global pandemic or you know someone is going through grief, loss, or illness, it’s common to say you hope someone is staying safe. 

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However, the popular phrase ‘hope you’re staying safe and healthy’ is a bit cliched. This isn’t always a good fit depending on the situation, and you always want to be careful with the words you use.

If you want to wish someone well, do so wisely. There are a lot of simple, effective ways to say hope you’re doing well, no matter the relationship. In this guide, we’ll share 21 alternatives to ‘hope you’re staying safe and healthy.’

Better Ways to Say ‘Hope You’re Staying Safe and Healthy’ in a Work Email

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If you need to know how to offer help and support to coworkers at work, these alternatives are for you. Not only are they professional, but they’re also a great way to build strong relationships at work. 

1. “I hope all is well.”

For those you’re not close to, a simple way to say ‘stay safe’ is to simply wish them well. This is a good way to show good intentions without worrying about overstepping boundaries. 

2. “Hang in there.” 

If you know someone is having a hard time, let them know you support them by reminding them to ‘hang in there.’ Though simple, this is a good way to show them you’re paying attention to their struggles. 

3. “I know we’ve got this!”

To bring the work team together, let them know that you’ve all got this covered. You’re a strong team, and you’re ready to take on each challenge headfirst. 

4. “Let me know if you need anything.” 

Another great way to show concern is to simply be there for others. Let your work colleagues know that you’re always there to lend a helping hand to someone in need. 

5. “Best wishes.” 

Though simple, don’t underestimate the importance of letting others know you wish them the best. This is a casual way to show support in the workplace that fits in an email, message, or daily conversation.

6. “Thinking of you all.” 

Another great reminder that you’re always on your coworkers’ side is to let them know you’re thinking of them. Our coworkers are there every day, and we have to build relationships based on trust and understanding. 

7. “I hope you and your families are safe and healthy.”

A twist on the original phrase is to wish the families of your coworkers well. It’s hard to remember that these individuals have lives and families at home, so show that you’re there in all the ways that matter. 

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Better Ways to Say ‘Hope You’re Staying Safe and Healthy’ to Close Family and Friends

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For those who you’re closest to, it’s a good idea to get more personal with your messages. Don’t rely on cliches when checking in on a friend with these alternative phrases. 

8. “I’m sorry this is happening.”

If a friend or loved one is struggling with illness or isn’t feeling their best, let them know that you’re sympathetic. While it’s not always possible to walk in their shoes, you can express compassion when it matters most. 

9. “It’s great to see you. How are you doing?” 

Instead of telling your loved one that you hope they’re staying safe, ask how they’re doing. This is the best way to know exactly what they need. 

10. “I’m always here to listen.” 

Family and friends sometimes need a listening ear more than anything else. If you know times are tough, be there as a much-needed listening ear for life’s hardest moments. 

11. “I’m glad we’re so close. You mean a lot to me.” 

It’s easy to take your friends and family for granted. How often do you remind them what they mean to you? Taking a few minutes to show them how much they matter can make a huge difference in their outlook. We all want to feel important. 

12. “I’ll always be there for you.” 

Show how you feel in actions more than words. While words are great, actions are always louder. Show your feelings rather than tell your feelings by showing up when it matters most. Let your loved one know that you’re always on their side and support them. 

13. “Take care of yourself.” 

We don’t always do the best jobs taking care of ourselves. Remind your loved one that they need to put themselves first and really honor what their bodies and minds need. Whether they’re in need of a warm meal, a hug, or something else, encourage them to take action. 

14. “Remember to always take care of yourself.”

With so much chaos in our everyday lives, it’s easy to get caught in work and forget to spend time on oneself. Be there for your friend or family member to empower them to take that much-needed time for self-care. 

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Better Ways to Say ‘Hope You’re Staying Safe and Healthy’ in a Short Text or DM

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Whether you’re helping a grieving friend or showing support during illness, there are a lot of ways to say ‘hope you’re staying safe and healthy.’ Better yet, you can do so in a short text or DM, so there’s no excuse to stay quiet. 

15. “I love you, stay safe.”

When texting, it’s okay to keep your message short and sweet. You can’t go wrong with a simple ‘I love you’ and ‘stay safe.’ This is perfect for on-the-go support. 

16. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m always here for whatever you need.” 

Another short and sweet message is to remind your loved one that you’re always there, no matter what they might need. Life is complicated, and support comes in all shapes and sizes.

17. “You’ve got this! Keep your head up and stay healthy.” 

If your loved one is feeling down, encourage them to keep their head up and stay healthy as best as they can. It’s not always easy out there. Sometimes the world seems to be against them, so show them that they can handle anything thrown their way. 

18. “Don’t forget to rest if you need it. Your health is worth it!”

It’s hard to know when to hit the breaks and take a much-needed rest. Your friend or family member might just need a bit of ‘me-time,’ so ensure they’re not afraid to take that time when they need it. 

19. “I’m always a phone call away.” 

With texting so common nowadays, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call someone. Speaking to someone one-on-one and hearing their voice is a lot different than texting or emailing back and forth. Hearing someone’s voice on the other line is a form of comfort in itself. 

20. “We’ve got this together. Hang in there, friend!”

If you suspect your loved one feels isolated, remind them that you’re in this together. You’re a team facing the world as one, and there’s nothing you can’t accomplish by each other’s side. You’ve got this!

21. “I know times are tough, but I’m thinking of you now and always.”

Finally, be sympathetic to your loved one through text or DM. You know things aren’t always easy, but you’re always thinking of them. You’re their biggest cheerleader, there for all of life’s moments. 

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Offering Support in Times of Need

We all need to hear words of support and encouragement from time to time. Whether there’s a global pandemic, tragedy, or illness plaguing your friend, remind them that you’re always there for them. Words have a lot of power, and you can choose yours wisely. 

Whether you offer support through your text messages, DMs, emails, or in-person, make sure you’re putting your words to work. Still, don’t forget that actions always speak louder than words. Back your words up with real action, support, and trust. 

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