So let’s face it – it’s time to share with you my favorite April bullet journal ideas.
Undoubtedly, the first three months of the new year are almost done.
As a rule, there are some general steps you can follow to set up your April bullet journal.
In fact, here are my guidelines I like to use when it comes to creating bullet journal pages.
So, today you’ll learn how my 2021 April bullet journal setup looks like.
Also, you’ll discover my favorite:
- April bullet journal theme ideas
- bujo cover ideas for April
- bullet journal calendar inspiration
- bujo weekly spreads
- April bullet journal page ideas
How To Bullet Journal
Btw, if you’re not familiar with the bullet journal method, I put all bullet journal 101 guides together to help you get started.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
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2021 April Bullet Journal Setup
First and foremost, I plan the next month in both ways – digital and on paper.
Although keeping two planners seem to be overwhelming, as the matter of fact, it isn’t at all.
Basically, some of the home task management stuff I need to have right in front of my eyes.
For example, having a cleaning schedule, weekly meal planner, and a personal habit tracker always in a visible spot is a great way to get things done.
On the other hand, I prefer keeping all of my work stuff in a digital planner.
Because I use an iPad all the time, it’s simply easier for me.
In conclusion, use:
- a digital bullet journal (mostly) for work
- monthly planner printables for home management
April Digital Bullet Journal
For digital planning I use:
- iPad Pro
- Apple Pencil
- GoodNotes 5 app
- monthly digital planner
April digital planner with hyperlinked tabs includes such pages as:
In this case, I designed a digital bullet journal cover page as a monthly calendar, decorated with spring flower watercolor art.
Along with this, I made an index, where you can label your fully customized section.
For example, I labeled my custom sections as following:
- monthly review
- goal pages
- content ideas
- daily pages
Also, there’s a place for notes, where you can put events, appointments, or even monthly goals.
The next page is April monthly overview with a to-do list and notes.
For instance, I schedule there my blog posts, the weekly newsletter, and planner projects.
Also, a digital weekly planner is a must for me.
Basically, I use it for scheduling all tasks regarding content creation, project management, and education.
April Bullet Journal Pages
Besides the most obvious digital bullet journal pages, this month I created the following April bullet journal pages (withing the custom sections).
March Review Page
As usual, I start planning next month by reviewing the previous. This time I’m not only evaluating March but the entire first quarter of 2021.
With this in mind, I ask myself the following questions:
- what worked
- what didn’t work
- how to improve
Bullet Journal Goals Page
Along with this, I set my quarterly goals.
Obviously, the entire process looks very similar to creating a bullet journal New Year’s resolution page includes the following steps:
- create an action plan for the next quarter by setting up a bullet journal goals page
Then I’ll schedule the action steps with a weekly planner, track progress with a weekly habit tracker, and review it with a bujo review page.
Speaking of doing a brain dump, I also use this great way to declutter my mind.
Basically, I put all of my random thoughts on (digital) paper to clear my head.
Later I organize them in a kind of Marie Kondo style.
What I mean by that is sorting thoughts by urgency (the Eisenhower matrix)
- urgent-important (things to do now)
- not urgent -important (things to plan)
- urgent – not important (things to delegate)
- not urgent – not important (things to delete)
Here I brainstorm blog post ideas, new products for my Etsy shop and validate them.
Also, I ensure that I stay on track of projects and deadlines.
Definitely, these pages are the most random ones.
Basically, I use them for busier days when I have a lot on my plate.
Sometimes I like to schedule my day hourly or create a Pomodoro tracker.
Last but not least, this month I decided to develop a new habit. Journaling. To be completely honest, I tried journaling several times. And I failed.
However, now I want to prepare for journaling better.
Firstly, I schedule journaling within my evening routine.
Secondly, I use a decorative paper template to make it a more enjoyable experience.
Thirdly, I work with journal prompts.
April Bullet Journal Printables
Apart from keeping a digital journal, every month I print out planner printables.
April Calendar (Two Designs)
Firstly, I start with a monthly calendar.
Btw, you have two designs to choose from.
Also, you can choose between two monthly planner designs (horizontal and vertical ones).
For example, I prefer creating my monthly cleaning schedule in a horizontal monthly overview.
Moreover, I plan my weekly meals and track my personal daily habits in a weekly planner.
April Paper Templates
Last but not least, this month I’ll use these cute paper templates for example as a garden planner.
April 2021 Bundle: Planner Printables + Digital Planner
April Bullet Journal Supplies
- Water-based pens ideal for coloring, fine art, illustrations, doodling, journaling, hand lettering and more!
- Set of 9 colors with colorless blender pen
- Flexible brush tip and fine tip in one marker! Brush tip works like a paintbrush to create fine, medium or bold strokes; fine tip gives consistent lines
- STABILO Anti-Dry Out Technology: 4 hour cap off time
- Perfect Highlighter for on the go
- Europe's best selling pocket highlighter
- 【Packing】 - Includes 23 rolls washi tape in paper box, 2 sizes ,15mm wide x 8 tapes; 8mm wide x 15 tapes; And each roll is 13ft(4 m) long .
- 【Lovely design】 - This floral decorative washi tape is designed with a variety of different flowers patterns and colors， 23 rolls without repeating patterns,cute flower design to give you more creativity.
- 【Excellent quality material】- Made from one of premium Japanese paper with soft surface and long-lasting color, but easy to peel off without leaving a residue.
- Katie Daisy (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 6 Pages - 03/08/2019 (Publication Date) - Amber Lotus Publishing (Publisher)
Last update on 2021-04-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
Undoubtedly, there’s something dangerously tempting in getting new bujo products every single month.
However, for those of you who love playing with tools like brush pens and/or accessories like washi tapes, it’s the very first step you simply need to take.
Additionally, keep in mind that April is a good time to move from a winter cool color palette to a warmer one. Indeed, it’s a perfect excuse to get some new stuff (wink, wink).
April Bullet Journal Themes
First and foremost, let’s start with the most popular April bujo theme ideas.
Definitely, April is all about spring, nature, sun, rain, longer days, flowers, and hope.
With this in mind, I immediately come up with the following planner themes:
- spring flowers
- rainy day
- cherry trees
Also, if you’re want to learn how to doodle, check out this blog post with over 300 step-by-step bullet journal doodle tutorials.
April Bullet Journal Examples
Bujo Cover Ideas for April
Here I listed some amazing examples.
Bullet Journal Calendar Inspiration
The next page you usually create is a monthly calendar.
Bujo Weekly Spread
Then you need a page to plan your week ahead.
This is why setting bujo weekly spreads is the next step you want to follow.
April Bullet Journal – Final Thoughts
To sum up, April is the best time to say goodbye to something old and start something new.
In most cases, you’re decluttering our home, spring cleaning apartments, repotting plants, planning a garden, etc.
So why don’t start planning in a new way?
Try digital bullet journaling, decorate your notebook with doodles, and just have fun.