Tom was very upset at his co-worker for not being considerate enough to finish their work on time so that Tom could get his part done. Because of what they did, Tom was the one who was being scolded for the late work. Instead of blowing up and getting angry with the co-worker, Tom decided to try some ways of coping with the stress. He tried some deep breathing exercises. He then tried to step away from the issue entirely. He decided that it would cause more harm than good to tell his lazy co-worker what for, and used positive thinking to get back in the right mindset to be productive.