I use my elbows to open doors when I can. Washing my hands between classes is kind of my modus operandi. I try not to share drinks (except at parties because hey, everyone is your best friend at parties, no?!)
There are little things everyday things you can do, albeit maybe less obsessively than I do, to take care of yourself.
If you remember, wash your hands before eating. We’re all busy and trying to scarf down our (packed) food (because you should not be buying food from UNC until October 18th) in our fifteen minute breaks between classes. Carry your Nalgene with you everywhere like it’s your beloved child. Take vitamins (CVS always has amazing sales and specials on vitamins).
And then there are bigger things, too.
When you cough, cover your mouth with your elbow and not your hands. Flu shots are available at Campus Health and at local pharmacies; often there will be clinics held throughout the semester at the Union for convenience. Drinking while on antibiotics might be the future title of all our memoirs, but it’s just not healthy.
Back to Campus Health. If you can and if you have the proper insurance, please go if you still have the cough you’ve had for two weeks. Please rest and take care of yourself. Missing one class is not going to tank your GPA.
So many people I know, including myself, push themselves to their limits whether they are feeling under the weather or not. If anything, I’ve become an expert at knowing when my body can’t do any more but take a break.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is take the Genome Science Building path shortcut to Campus Health.