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How are you today

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Ever realised how we rarely give an honest answer to that question? I dropped byΒ at the shops today after work to buy a few things and the girl at the checkout asked me how I was going. My automatic response was “Good, thanks! Yourself?” And her reply was “Good“.

If I had given it a moment and answered honestly, this would probably be my response: “I’m counting down the days to the 24th which is my last day of work for the year and then I get to leave to Tassie. I’m mentally fatigued and overwhelmed and in desperate need of some time off. So, how are you?

But of course, I didn’t.

And I wondered why we couldn’t be more honest.

Ok, so maybe not in the crazy way I just did but even saying things like “I’ve had better days” or “I can’t wait for the holidays” to imply that you know what? I’m actually not doing so well would be better than a blatant lie of “good thanks“. I know she was just doing her job by asking and probably does not want to hear everyone’s honest answer but how different would the world be if we all answered honestly? Not just to our friends and family but to everyone. I’m so very tempted to test this out at least for a week.

Or am I just so mentally fatigued that I’ve completely lost my mind?

So tell me truly, how are you this Monday?

Do share!Β 

***Linking up with Alicia for Open Slather***

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Until next time,

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  • simple girl
    December 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I have been not that good in the morning… may be I need some love…

    However things have been getting better as the day progresses… πŸ™‚ …

    I am also very eager for 24th .. Hopefully I will be able to take a week off …
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      That’s a shame that your morning has not been good…Mondayitis or endoftheyearitis or something else? Hope you get the week off between Christmas and New year!

  • simple girl
    December 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I have been not that good in the morning… may be I need some love…

    However things have been getting better as the day progresses… πŸ™‚ …

    I am also very eager for 24th .. Hopefully I will be able to take a week off …
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      That’s a shame that your morning has not been good…Mondayitis or endoftheyearitis or something else? Hope you get the week off between Christmas and New year!

  • nabanita
    December 8, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    That makes sense and I agree the world would be different if we didn’t give the robotic answers always…As for me I’m fatigued and the Monday was hectic, well still is… Just want it to be over..I’m waiting for holidays in Australia because my client is an Australian organisation…So I’ll have a free time when they do πŸ™‚
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Oh Naba…sounds like we all need a break! And yes, we are nearing our holidays. Only 2 weeks to go! πŸ™‚

  • nabanita
    December 8, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    That makes sense and I agree the world would be different if we didn’t give the robotic answers always…As for me I’m fatigued and the Monday was hectic, well still is… Just want it to be over..I’m waiting for holidays in Australia because my client is an Australian organisation…So I’ll have a free time when they do πŸ™‚
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Oh Naba…sounds like we all need a break! And yes, we are nearing our holidays. Only 2 weeks to go! πŸ™‚

  • Shilpa Garg
    December 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

    An honest answer would make a world of difference… not only for us but for the other person too! But we just don’t do that! I had a bad day, I was worried about something. In the evening when I finally decided to talk to my friend instead of making mountains out of a molehill in my head, I realized that my fears were unfounded and in fact talking to her relaxed me and I am feeling so good now!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      It certainly would Shilpa! Sorry to hear you were worrying…talking to people usually helps put things into perspective. πŸ™‚

  • Shilpa Garg
    December 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

    An honest answer would make a world of difference… not only for us but for the other person too! But we just don’t do that! I had a bad day, I was worried about something. In the evening when I finally decided to talk to my friend instead of making mountains out of a molehill in my head, I realized that my fears were unfounded and in fact talking to her relaxed me and I am feeling so good now!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      It certainly would Shilpa! Sorry to hear you were worrying…talking to people usually helps put things into perspective. πŸ™‚

  • Kathy Combs
    December 9, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Me? Struggling along somehow to be honest. I have to admit it is so easy to say…I’m fine thanks. It is what I do all the time. When you tell it how it is, people tend to not handle it or expect it. LOL
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Oh Kathy…I hope you have a break soon…or something to help overcome the struggles. But you’re right…people are shocked sometimes when you are open and honest! πŸ˜€

  • Kathy Combs
    December 9, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Me? Struggling along somehow to be honest. I have to admit it is so easy to say…I’m fine thanks. It is what I do all the time. When you tell it how it is, people tend to not handle it or expect it. LOL
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Oh Kathy…I hope you have a break soon…or something to help overcome the struggles. But you’re right…people are shocked sometimes when you are open and honest! πŸ˜€

  • Inderpreet Kaur Uppal
    December 9, 2014 at 4:09 am

    I am fine but a bit tired. Too many balls in the air. My kid is doing his annual function and today was day 1. Another to go. The upcoming holiday’s are looming ahead and I feel, Like Gosh!! Again. We just had a break from school. Mind you all this is directed to my kid.
    Hope you get to enjoy your break.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Oh the end of the year always seems more tiring, doesn’t it Inderpreet? And yes, everything has to occur at this time of the year too…hope the holidays give you a break!

  • Inderpreet Kaur Uppal
    December 9, 2014 at 4:09 am

    I am fine but a bit tired. Too many balls in the air. My kid is doing his annual function and today was day 1. Another to go. The upcoming holiday’s are looming ahead and I feel, Like Gosh!! Again. We just had a break from school. Mind you all this is directed to my kid.
    Hope you get to enjoy your break.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Oh the end of the year always seems more tiring, doesn’t it Inderpreet? And yes, everything has to occur at this time of the year too…hope the holidays give you a break!

  • Alicia - One Mother Hen
    December 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    My smile hides a thousand emotions. I am sure my face shows that sometimes I am not OK. But I still have that automatic “Good Thanks” response. I think it makes people happier to see that smile and jovial reply, sometimes it actually makes me happy too. Or is that happy just to be out of the house and not talking to a brick wall, or barking orders at children?!
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  • Alicia - One Mother Hen
    December 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    My smile hides a thousand emotions. I am sure my face shows that sometimes I am not OK. But I still have that automatic “Good Thanks” response. I think it makes people happier to see that smile and jovial reply, sometimes it actually makes me happy too. Or is that happy just to be out of the house and not talking to a brick wall, or barking orders at children?!
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  • elly stornebrink
    December 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I have wondered the very same thought at times Sanch: how different would the world be if we truly responded authentically? Would we be better off? πŸ˜‰ Well Monday has came and gone though was quite sleepy having a late Saturday (hits me usually two days later more so than the following day). πŸ˜‰ <3
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  • elly stornebrink
    December 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I have wondered the very same thought at times Sanch: how different would the world be if we truly responded authentically? Would we be better off? πŸ˜‰ Well Monday has came and gone though was quite sleepy having a late Saturday (hits me usually two days later more so than the following day). πŸ˜‰ <3
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  • Vinitha
    December 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    For the question “how are you” the expected answer is “good”. But there are times I answered with “not do good” or “uhh okay”. Once someone replied to me with “hanging in there”. I guess when we are so fatigued and exhausted truth tinted answers will blurt out. πŸ™‚ Here in UK they ask “you all right?” This questions really makes me want to port my heart out regardless of what state of mind I’m in. Trying to make myself getting used to “you all right” with “yeah”. πŸ™‚
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  • Vinitha
    December 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    For the question “how are you” the expected answer is “good”. But there are times I answered with “not do good” or “uhh okay”. Once someone replied to me with “hanging in there”. I guess when we are so fatigued and exhausted truth tinted answers will blurt out. πŸ™‚ Here in UK they ask “you all right?” This questions really makes me want to port my heart out regardless of what state of mind I’m in. Trying to make myself getting used to “you all right” with “yeah”. πŸ™‚
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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    December 12, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I often wonder how a casual “how are you” asker would respond to an honest answer some days. “I’m sleep deprived, resenting that I have to go to Nightshift on no sleep and worried about money which is making me anxious and short tempered. You?”
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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    December 12, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I often wonder how a casual “how are you” asker would respond to an honest answer some days. “I’m sleep deprived, resenting that I have to go to Nightshift on no sleep and worried about money which is making me anxious and short tempered. You?”
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  • usha menon
    December 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Has it not become a reflex action at the other end is not interested in our talles of sufferings.The famous saying,,’the world laughs wkth you, when you laugh.When you cry, you cry alone’.

  • usha menon
    December 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Has it not become a reflex action at the other end is not interested in our talles of sufferings.The famous saying,,’the world laughs wkth you, when you laugh.When you cry, you cry alone’.

  • Rajlakshmi
    December 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Eagerly waiting for the holidays, I will be off on a road trip… πŸ™‚
    Even my automatic response is good thanks… although these days almost everyone at my office is fatigued, in an attempt to finish work before Christmas.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    December 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Eagerly waiting for the holidays, I will be off on a road trip… πŸ™‚
    Even my automatic response is good thanks… although these days almost everyone at my office is fatigued, in an attempt to finish work before Christmas.
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