Beside myself, very upset, very worried, at loose ends. Ex: She was beside herself with grief when her sister died.
Idioms: bend over backwards -- best laid plans
Is it possible to say 'I was beside myself playing computer games.'?
Well... the intended meaning is...
'I was too absorbed in playing...' or 'I was into playing...'
Is it necessary we use 'be beside oneself' with emotions, such as anger, sadness or happiness... etc?
Any other suggestions to express this idea?
Thank you in advance!
beside oneself (idiom) = in a state of extreme agitation or excitement,
beside myself with = not be in my senses with =not be myself with = frantic with delight