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Not quite as personal, but I do have notebooks going back around 6 years. Pen and paper is for me still the simplest way of getting a number or e-mail address, writing down names/events/places, a quick idea or a summary of something I've read. Sometimes I will record personal things if they are very meaningful to me, since no one reads the notes but me, and they're buried among mundane notes anyway. This is the only regular writing habit to have stuck with me, and I can see myself doing it for the rest of my life.
It sound a small thing but it's helped me a lot to be able to look back at a certain period of time and know what I was doing, what I was thinking about, and determine if I've actually made any progress.
When I finish a book, I go back through and summarise what I've achieved and the major events of that period. It's nice, as it reminds me I'm not just pissing away my life and that I am slowly building myself up.