Don't Let a Seasonal Slump Bring You Down

Cold weather and early sunsets got you down, too? Luckily, we’ve got the solution to your seasonal slump. 

1. Make Plans & Don’t Cancel Them

Easier said than done, right? We get it — you made plans with your friends last week and the time’s finally here to go out for those happy hour drinks, but your couch is almost too cozy. Plus, rewatching The Office for the sixth time is calling your name. Resist the urge to cancel your plans! 

Studies show that face-to-face interactions and physical contact with other human beings can release oxytocin which combats cortisol, the stress hormone. Not only that, but people are motivated by ‘social contracts’. So, if you and a friend are stuck in a seasonal slump, make a plan to hang out and keep each other accountable. On your way, grab a case of Purpus to facilitate fun times and good conversation.

Purpus vodka soda

2. Call Your Mom

Calling your mom can legitimately relieve stress. It’s science. So, if you haven’t spoken to your mom or that mom-like figure in your life in a while, give them a shout. 

3. Call Your Mom’s Dog

Dog’s can “reduce stress, anxiety and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and improve your all-around health,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If you don’t have a dog, reach out to friends or family who do and offer to take their pooch for a walk. Or, go volunteer at an animal shelter. This one has the added benefits that come with volunteering — like lower blood pressure.

4. Get Moving

This is probably the last thing you want to hear when you’re in a seasonal slump but it’s so effective, it has to be said. If the weather has you down, go get some exercise.

Ways to motivate yourself:

  • Think of it as literally running from your problems
  • Reward yourself with a Purpus (or two) at the end of it 
  • Get one of your friends to chase you around the block (and don’t cancel on them) 
  • Recreate the famous stairs scene from Rocky 

5. Get Creating

If you’re going to binge Netflix all night, you might as well be creating something at the same time. Maybe this is a good opportunity to pick up crocheting — you can give everyone homemade Purpus Can Holders for the holidays!

Purpus Seasonal Slump

If crafting isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Starting any sort of project can take your mind off of the cold, dark weather outdoors, giving you something to feel purposeful about.

6. Put Your Phone Down

We all know Instagram isn’t real life but it can be difficult to remember that when your favourite accounts are posting beachy oasis photos while you’re getting rained on at the bus stop. Put your phone down, try to disengage to engage. If you start talking to the people around you instead of cruising IG, at least you’re all getting rained on at the bus stop.

7. Vitamin P

And, finally, when you’re in a seasonal slump, drink Purpus.

At the very least, you’ll know that somewhere in this cold Canadian season, we’re out here drinking Purpus, too.


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Purpus Vodka Soda