Sometimes those around us, whether in our personal lives or in the workplace, don’t behave the way we’d want or expect them to. We regularly encounter varying personalities, some harder to deal with than others. When faced with someone who’s less than pleasant, the best thing you can do is react positively. Here are a few ways you can still be friendly and polite, even when those around you are not.Kill them with kindnessIt’s hard not to let others’ moods affect us. When someone is the office “Debbie Downer” it takes real effort to brush it off and remain cheery. Although it’s a challenge, keeping calm, staying friendly, and spreading kindness will benefit you (and others) greatly in the end. So, remember to smile and be kind always, no matter the circumstance.Concentrate on connectingEveryone gets in a bad mood from time to time, so don’t read too much into it if someone around you is feeling blue. But, if their negativity is a constant, there are things you can do to offer encouragement. Be careful not to pry too much into their business, but try casually connecting with them on how things are going. Ask them if they need any help with their work tasks or if they’d like to take a quick walk. Extending an olive branch to help someone who’s feeling down may make all the difference in the world to them.Don’t take it personallySometimes people just need their space. So, even though it’s tough to be around someone who’s negative, their problem may not have anything to do with you. Try your best to not let it affect you and continue with your work responsibilities. If it remains an issue and begins to affect your productivity, you may consider bringing it up with your supervisor. But, until then, keep your head down and keep a positive outlook in the office and in life. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Vidic has confirmed his intention to seek a fresh challenge when his contract expires in the summer. With Rio Ferdinand virtually certain to be leaving Old Trafford as well, it means Moyes must plan for life without the two men who have been the cornerstone of the Red Devils’ defence for almost a decade. Numerous big names are bound to be linked with a summer transfer. However, in Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, Moyes already has players with a combined total of 384 United appearances to call upon, in addition to 49 international caps and six league titles. And while some may question whether the trio have what it takes to fill such vast shoes, Moyes will give them the chance. “People who know football will tell you centre-half is probably the toughest position,” said Moyes. “I even think it is harder to play centre-half than goalkeeper now. “The movement and quality of the centre forwards means it is very difficult to play a young centre-half. “We are trying to nurture one along and bring them into the team. “Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans are already here. We will give them an opportunity to show what they are capable of.” Press Association In addition to a new anchor at the heart of his defence, Vidic’s statement means Moyes is also on the lookout for a new captain. Although there are alternatives in the form of Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick, the obvious choice – if he signs the contract extension United are discussing with him – would be Wayne Rooney. Moyes is certain to give the matter some considerable thought given the importance of a role that has been held with some distinction by the likes of Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Roy Keane and – from the Busby Babes era – Roger Byrne. “Captain of this club is a really big job,” said Moyes. “It holds a massive responsibility. You have to be respected by your players and realise what the club stands for. “Even without Vida we have always had that with Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher and Wayne Rooney.” Although it has cruelly been suggested Vidic is deserting a sinking ship, Moyes revealed it was a mutual decision to sever ties after over eight years’ service. Though Vidic has not been the same player since rupturing cruciate ligaments in the Champions League defeat to Basle in December 2011, he has continued to lead United from the front, skippering the club to their last two Premier League titles. “When I arrived at the club and saw Vida up close I thought ‘wow’,” said the United boss. “He is a fantastic defender and a great warrior. “They use the word quite loosely nowadays but if you think in terms of what that means, people like John Terry and Nemanja would come into that category. “For years he has been a top central defender. He still is. He still plays a big part here but we felt it was the right thing to be open with it. “His contract was coming to an end. We felt it was the right thing for him and we decided it was the right time to do it for the club. “He will remain captain and continue to do it to the end of the season. Hopefully he will finish this part of his career here at Manchester United.” With Evans not recovered from the calf injury he sustained in last Saturday’s defeat at Stoke, Vidic will return from a three-match suspension in Sunday’s Premier League encounter with an ailing Fulham outfit who are managed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s former United assistant Rene Meulensteen. Marouane Fellaini will not be available though. The Belgian has recovered from wrist surgery but suffered a minor groin strain in training earlier this week that will rule him out of both Sunday’s game and the midweek trip to Arsenal. Meanwhile, Press Association Sport understands United will embark on some warm-weather training immediately after the Emirates Stadium trip. With a blank weekend following their early exit from the FA Cup, Moyes has opted to get away from England as part of United’s preparation for the Champions League encounter with Olympiacos in Athens on February 25. David Moyes is content to let his current crop of central defenders have first shot at filling the gap created by Nemanja Vidic’s decision to quit Manchester United at the end of the season.
According to The Miami Herald, the FBI has joined the search for a newborn baby who disappeared after his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were fatally shot in South Florida.Miami-Dade police say Andrew Caballeiro was only a week old when his father, 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro, kidnapped him last month and was a suspect for the triple murder.Police later found Caballeiro dead in his car from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound north of Tampa.Officials continue to search for baby Andrew.Search for Baby Andrew Continues after Four relatives Die in Triple murder, Suicide