How To Respond To “Just Checking On You”

In this article, we’ll explore how to respond to the common cold call, “just checking on you.” We’ll discuss why this call is made, how to handle it, and what you can say to turn it into a productive conversation.

What Does “Just Checking On You” Mean?

Checking in or just checking on you? We’ve all received a text or email that starts with “just checking in” or “just checking on you.” But what does that really mean?

Are they actually checking in on you, or are they fishing for information? If they’re just checking in, they’re probably not looking for anything more than a quick response to let them know you’re okay. But if they’re checking on you, they might be looking for more information.

If you’re not sure how to respond, err on the side of caution and keep your response brief. You can always say something like, “I’m doing well, thanks for asking!” or ” things are good, thanks for checking in.”

How Do I Respond To “Just Checking On You”?

It’s always a nice gesture when someone checks in on you, whether it’s a friend, family member, or co-worker. But sometimes, you might not know how to respond. Here are a few tips on how to respond to “just checking on you”:

Thank the person for checking in and let them know that you appreciate it.

Give a brief update on what’s been going on with you lately.

Ask the person how they’ve been doing since you last saw them.

Share something positive that’s happened in your life recently.

Let the person know if there’s anything you need help with or if there’s anything they can do for you.

Thank the person again for their concern and let them know that you feel supported.


1. Acknowledge the other person’s feelings.

2. Validate that it’s okay to feel that way.

3. Thank the other person for checking in on you.

4. Assure the other person that you’re okay.

5. Let the other person know that you appreciate their concern.

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