When you’re at home living with your parents, either they do all the cleaning or they tell you what to clean and when. In college, there is nobody there to do that for you.
For that reason, staying healthy in college is a lot harder than you think. You have to take it upon yourself to disinfect the counter tops and vacuum and clean the showers and toilets and everything else.
This is now my third year in college and every January I’ve gotten sick here. Not only is it hard to stay healthy, but once you get sick, it’s harder to GET healthy. Your parents aren’t there to do everything you need. Even though you feel terrible, you need to get yourself up out of bed and to the drug store.
I’m not going to offer any tips or tricks to staying healthy because I can’t seem to do it myself, but what I will say is that it is something you should think about every day.
Are other people getting sick? If so, it would be wise to take precautions. You are not invincible and you need to go out of your way to stay healthy.