Stop saying “I’m fine” + 6 Alternatives

How are you doing today?

Did you respond with, “I’m fine” but are you tired of saying this in English?

 

Look at this dialogue:

Your friend: “How are you doing?”

You: “I’m fine.”

Your friend: “Oh no what’s wrong?”

 

Typically when you tell someone “I’m fine” as a response to how you are, they may think that something is wrong, that you’re actually not fine. So what can you say?

 

Try one of these positive alternatives instead.

1 – I’m great! or I’ve been pretty great, actually.

2 – Doing really well.

3 – Couldn’t be better.

4 – Never better.

Try one of these neutral alternatives if you aren’t “fine”

1 – I’m not too shabby, thanks.

2 – I’m not too bad, thanks.

3 – I’m pretty good.

4 – I’m okay, thanks.

And if you REALLY want to be dramatically positive….

5 – I’m on top of the world.

6 – I’m on cloud 9.

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What can you say if you’re NOT fine?

1 – I’m not doing well.

2 – I’ve seen better days.

3 – Today was rough.

4 – I’m struggling a little right now.

5 – I’ve been better, to be honest.

 

So how are you today? Are you fine?? 😉 Message me and let me know!

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