By: Jackie Kovalcin

The recent warm weather we’ve been having can ignite excitement in anyone for spring break. Who doesn’t love a three-week break from school, the routine of classes, and endless amounts of homework? Below I have listed a few tips on how to get the most out of your 2017 spring break vacation.

Spend time with family: When you live here at CATS, you’re not living with your family. By the end of this 8-week period, you may be starting to feel a bit homesick. Take advantage of the three weeks by having fun with your siblings and your parents, even if that means sacrificing time that you could be hanging out with your friends. Your parents will enjoy it more than you know, and you won’t regret time spent with them later.

Sleep, sleep, sleep! When you’re given the opportunity to sleep in every day for three weeks, take advantage of it! Catch up on all the all-nighters and get some rest. It will benefit your mind and body immensely.

Eat! This is a given, but here at CATS you may not have access to your favorite meals and foods that you have at your home. Spring break is an opportunity to enjoy home-cooked meals with your family. Meals are a great way to enjoy conversation with your family and enjoy some delicious food.

Work on your New Year’s Resolution : Want to read more? Get fit? Learn new hobbies? Get organized? A break from school is just what you need. Surround yourself with motivation, create a routine, and have fun! This is a great time to work on yourself and try new things.

Get Outside : With the temperature increasing and the grass turning green, springtime is the perfect time of year to get some fresh air. Try going for a walk/run, plant a garden, ride a bike, go for a hike, or visit the beach (although the water may be a bit cold for swimming).

Enjoy your hometown: Go to your favorite places you may not have the chance to here at CATS Academy. Have your favorite drink at your favorite café, find a great new book at your town’s library, or have a photoshoot at your favorite locations!