I've been trying to get out of this self-fulfilling cycle for a year or two.
It's as if I've got some kind of subconscious quota for doing non-work stuff. As if the daily 9-5 has stolen my me-time, and I need to stay up late to squeeze more out of the day.
But I just end up doing nothing in particular on the intertrons until 2 or 3. Then it's up again at just gone 7. Knackered all day, sometimes suffering from 'headnod at the keyboard'-itis.
Too tired after work to go to the gym = sedentary evenings until 2 or 3 to make up for doing nowt. Rinse & repeat.
I've started to seriously worry about permanent heavy duty bags under my eyes and potential long-term health problems. I'm trying to get my shizzle together & motivate myself to go for a morning jog before work, so that I'm doing something for me between going to bed at night and getting home at 6 or so after work.
When I was younger, I always used to stay up at night listening to Mark & Lard and then surf through different radio stations afterwards until I dropped off. As a uni student, I used to watch the late night BBC Knowldege stuff or Open University - It'd get to the point where I'd und up watching a repeat from ages previously, for the second or third time. And in a shared house scenario, I always used to go to bed last 'in case I missedout on anything' - I used to fall asleep on the sofa in front of the TV every other day. So it's not just straight up internet addiction.
This ain't a woe is me thread, and it ain't happening every. single. night. But it's a ridiculous habit that I just can't seem to 'grow out of'.