i play video games and when i’m not playing video games i watch other people play video games and when i’m not doing either of those things i’m listening to video game soundtracks and thinking about video games
You are not going in circles
You are making progress in a spiral. You do come back around to where you were at the start, since recovery and healing take time, but every time you come back around to that point you’re a little higher up because you’ve got more experience, more knowledge, and more strength.
You ARE making progress