My Daily Act :: Not so long ago, I could barely get off of the couch. If complete exhaustion wasn’t enough, there was one thing that made that low phase of my life even lower – not being able to play, at all. Every day my son would ask me to go outside, or even just to get off the couch to play inside. All I could say was, “I’m sorry, honey. Mommy doesn’t feel good today.” I was afraid, not just that I’d be stuck on that couch for the rest of my life, but even more, that’s what he would remember of me growing up. Now, though, I know I’m feeling better. I know I’m feeling better because now when he asks, I can say, “Sure, let’s go outside and play.” I always knew that my self-care was important. Now I know just how important it is.