How are you?
I get this question two or three times a day, and although I've been mindful about my responses, I find that lately my answers fall into three categories: good, tired, or busy. I’ve also done a combination of tired + busy. So I’ll say something like, “I’m tired. I just have sooo much stuff to do, you know.” The person who asked the question would give me an understanding look and admit that she did, indeed, know. She, too, was busy.