How to Play With Emotions and Get Over It

Playing with emotions can be very fun if you put your mind to it. However, it can also be very difficult if you allow yourself to get into the habit of not controlling yourself. In fact, sometimes it can be even hard to hold yourself in check when you are upset.

This is why playing with emotions is such a challenge. You can either get over it quickly and move on or you can feel sorry for yourself and hold on to it too long. Of course there is no right or wrong way to deal with emotional problems. It just depends on you and what you want to do about it.

For instance, one of the things I have found is that if you take time and prepare and practice some sort of “treatment” for yourself, you will get over your emotional problems easily. I’m sure this sounds obvious, but it’s something that doesn’t get enough emphasis. The key is that you are prepared to deal with it and not let it bother you again.

How To Manipulate Emotions

If you let this problem dominate your life, it will start to control you will begin to feel sorry for yourself instead of putting in the effort to solve it. This type of thinking causes you to create more problems for yourself than you will find solutions for.

Another thing you can do to help yourself with playing with emotions is to try to relax. You need to be able to breathe deeply and let go of all of the worries and problems you may have going on in your life. Of course this may sound like simple things to do, but the truth is, if you are not able to do these things, you are going to start feeling sorry for yourself instead of feeling better.

Remember that taking care of yourself first, and then worrying about the outside world, is the best way to handle any situation. Of course you will need to be careful not to fall into the trap of letting these issues consume you. A good place to start is to try and turn the tables on your life by thinking positively and doing things that make you happy.

One way to do this is to do things that will relax you and help you release some of your emotions. Try reading, walking, cooking, or whatever it is that gets your mind moving. As soon as you feel yourself relax, it will make you feel better and your playing with emotions will slowly start to ease off.

Again, while you can’t change your emotional state, you can change your actions. You should not worry about your emotions. Play with them and if you find that you can’t do it, then just take a break and start fresh.


Oliver James trained and practised as a clinical child psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist, broadcaster, and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include the best-selling Affluenza, They F*** You Up and Britain on the Couch, which was also a successful documentary series for Channel 4. He is a trustee of the Alzheimer’s charity, SPECAL and lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and two small children.