7 Ways Drinking A PSL Makes You A Better Person

by Kat Kuehl

There are plenty of things that can help transform you into a better person — meditating or volunteering immediately come to mind. But, now that the pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks, I'm of the opinion that the mere act of drinking a pumpkin spice latte makes you a better person, too.

Alright, so that maybe sounds like a bit of a stretch. How the heck can a beverage make you an overall better person? Listen, I'm not promising that this seasonal drink will transform you into Gandhi, or Mother Teresa. But, I am a firm believer that anything that improves your mood can instantly turn you into a better version of yourself. And, the pumpkin spice latte definitely improves my mood!

Think of the last time you felt crabby and irritable. I'm willing to bet you were snappy, or even a little rude to the people around you. Now, think of the last time you were in an absolutely wonderful mood. You likely had positive interactions, didn't you? I'm no scientist, but this all seems pretty simple. The PSL improves your mood. That improved mood makes you nicer. Simple, right?

But, the positive effects of this hallowed drink extend far beyond just your mood. Don't believe me? Here are seven ways the PSL makes you a better person.

1. It gives you a better attitude

We'll start with the obvious one. Like I mentioned, the PSL is an instant mood booster. Better mood = better you.

2. It perfectly accessorizes all of your fall outfits

Sure, you have the sweaters, scarves, and boots. But, what's a fall outfit without a delicious PSL in hand? Plus, if you look good, you feel good!

3. It reminds you that the holidays are on their way

Of course, you want to make sure you enjoy the time you have with the PSL while it's here. But, its return offers that faint reminder that the red cups will soon be arriving at Starbucks, too. Knowing that the holiday season is fast approaching is enough to put anyone in a great mood!

4. It inspires you to kick back and relax

Summer is always busy. But, fall is the time when you should make sure to take a few minutes to unwind and recharge. The PSL is fitting inspiration to grab a book, light a candle, and sip that pumpkin goodness while curled up in your favorite spot on the couch.

5. It gives you an excuse to reconnect with old friends

Life gets crazy, and friendships can be difficult to maintain. Luckily, the return of the PSL provides you with the perfect reason to get together and catch up. Sharing your first PSL of the season? That's a true bonding experience.

6. It instills the value of patience

Is there anything more torturous than waiting for the PSL to make its glorious return? The waiting game is painful, but it certainly forces us to learn patience. Thanks for the life lessons, PSL.

7. It's just plain ol' delicious

How can you be miserable or mean while drinking something so delicious? Enough said.

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