Yesterday for the first time, I could feel my mood changing due to the weather. I know that my normal September depression is partially caused by seasonal affective disorder. But I've vowed to stave it off. So, I'm planning fun activities for every day of September.
On Fridays I'll be taking my second photography class, Darkroom Photography. The upside is that I'm so excited about it, and I'll be able to spend lots of time outdoors shooting photographs. The downside is that it meets inside for 4 1/2 hours, three of which are spent in the darkroom. So...I plan on sandwiching the class between different outdoor exercise programs--in order to minimize the effect of spending so much time indoors.
On Friday mornings, I plan on walking 3.2 miles around my neighborhood park. In the afternoons after class, I plan on swimming laps at the Santa Monica College Swim Center. As you can see by the photograph, it's a great place.
Also, I'm reading this wonderful book, French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mirielle Guiliano, and I've decided to plant an herb garden. While my husband is the gardener in our family, he and I will consult on this project, which is my first real gardening adventure. I think this will be another great way to spend time outside.
Since I believe that I can achieve wellness by taking action, let's hope that September is a great month. Stay tuned!