We’ve all said it, probably more times than we can count. It’s the default answer that usually rears its ugly head at moments when it’s the furthest thing from the truth: “I’m fine”.
When we think about the moments that we use this response the most, we’d probably find that it’s when we’re not open (or willing) to say what we really mean – which can be difficult, especially when things are far from fine. It’s funny how the words just roll off the tongue without hesitation. “I’m fine.” But really, we’re not.