The 12 Stages of Burnout

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Stage 1: You feel there is a strong need to prove yourself

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Stage 2: You keep working harder and harder to achieve this

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Stage 3: You begin to neglect your own needs more

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Stage 4: You are conflicted and blame others or the situation

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Stage 5: You change your values to focus on work more

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Stage 6: You deny the problems that arise due to work stress

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Stage 7: You withdraw from social life and your family as well

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Stage 8: Your behavior changes which upsets your loved ones

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Stage 9: Depersonalization happens, you do not feel like yourself

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Stage 10: You feel empty and numb, substance abuse can occur

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Stage 11: You feel depressed, lost and completely exhausted

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Stage 12: You mentally and physically collapse, full burnout