So we know this start of the three weeks is good.
Therefore when David said: "My soul, praise (Halleli) Hashem" he intended: "My soul, about what should you be excited? About Hashem, and solely about Him. Awake and study His wisdom, power and kindliness, for that is your purpose in life. Only that which pertains to Him merits enthusiasm; but for all other matters: calmness!" (Awake, My Glory by Rav Avigdor Miller)
Correction to homework - it is chapter five (NOT 6) In Forest Fields that we are supposed to read- sorry about that and thank you to diligent chaburah member who made sure i checked! ;)