When your Champagne glass runneth over and your go-to smize turns into drunk eyes, restrain yourself from posting, and leave the sloppy pics to your BFF group chat.
Yes, it is fun to share the excitement of the holidays on social media. So go ahead and post your fun times, gifts, and meals. But keep it to a minimum and just remember your social media posts are now part of your permanent personal and professional ‘resume’.
Learning to censor yourself when you’ve had a bit too much of that mulled wine or want to declare your New Year’s resolution is to get a better job is a smart move. Even if you keep your profile on strict lock down and have privacy settings, friends-of-friends could still see and possibly say something to your employer.
This is especially true if you’re including them with captions like “New Year, Same Old Me”. There are approximately one million photo captions cleverer than this. Rack those brains and think up of some clever ones!
Unflattering photos of anyone!
Although you might want to share the memories of your family and friends with the world, check first with others in the photo before tagging them or even posting the picture.
All families have secrets and you won’t like every single person you’re related to. But if you want to bash your cousin or reveal some drama about an estranged great aunt, you might only create a giant elephant that’ll be felt across the dinner table.
Sharing your extravagance with the world isn’t flattering. Remember others are not as fortunate as you and the holidays can be a reminder of the overdue mortgage, living paycheck to paycheck, and what won’t be under the tree this year.
‘Tis the season to exercise gratitude instead of rolling your eyes or complaining when you don’t get quite what you want. Do not post petty comments about gifts you didn’t like or who was cheap in your family.