I’m pretty normal. I get upset. I am passionate. I am intense. However, I know all that pent-up “yuck” needs a release and whether it’s personal or professional angst, I do not do this on the social channels. It just doesn’t look or feel good to anyone.
Maybe I am just “lucky” to be able to come do a job I absolutely love each day – but it’s not all unicorns and pixie dust, folks. Who are we kidding? I have two 18-year-old and 15-year-old girls living in my house. I have my share of drama! It’s not online though – it’s in the privacy of our home, our car, etc. [ok – maybe it might be in the shampoo aisle at Kroger on occasion, but you get my point.]
Find the proper release for those frustrations, aggravations, etc. Take a class at your local YMCA. Go ride your bike around the block. Have lunch with a friend. Whatever you do, do not turn to Facebook, Twitter, etc. to throw-up on everyone about your crappy moment. It only makes you momentarily feel better and worse? All your posts look like passive-aggressive pleas for attention. Oh, no – not pretty! You’re better than this! I just know it!
Social media has the ability to make good things great and bad things worse. I am aiming for greatness, how about you?
Sheryl Brown / @BionicSocialite