Ugh, he thought. The last thing he wanted to do was drag himself out of bed and go to the party.
He felt obliged though. He had said he would go, and everyone would be there, but he was tired and just wanted to relax.
After finally disentangling himself from the party, he dragged himself home, regretting most of the experience.
So much of his time was spent focusing on something; he wanted to relax when he went out, not worry about what verbal jab someone was going to take at him.
He resolved to stay home at more often.