I bring this up because, well, I'm an introvert and I hate parties. (Call me Oscar and put me in a trash can.)
But I bring this up for YOU because saying "no" to parties isn't easy. Sometimes we genuinely want to go. Sometimes we despise the person who invited us. Sometimes we shouldn't go no matter how we feel because we are tired.
Wow, I may really be projecting here. Maybe I need a nap...
Okay, but really. Sometimes you have to pick and choose what's good for you. The holiday season is the time to be selfish. Wait, I meant self-protective. There are so many demands in December that unless you get really comfortable saying "no" you will be sick by the new year. No matter how much vitamin C you take.
This is a good time (the tail end of November) to decide on your Holiday Party strategy. Whose will you go to, whose will you skip, and where are you giving yourself time to rejuvenate for the next one?