Find 'joy' or risk burning out, says Michelle Obama

Roberts and Obama speaking at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific Program with former Miss Malaysia and activist Deborah Henry earlier today. Photo: Shanjeev Reddy/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: It takes practice to “plan joy”, but the former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama thinks that it is important to do so, to avoid burnout.

“We are taught to plan work, but we also need to plan joy. You might think you should not feel joy when other people are suffering, but you need to find joy or else risk burning out, ” she said to participants of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific programme on Thursday (Dec 12).

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