April Bullet Journal Ideas [2021 Update]

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

and

  • monthly planner printables for home management 

April Digital Bullet Journal

Digital Planner April 2021

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:

Cover Page

Digital Planner April 2021

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
  • braindump
  • content ideas
  • daily pages
  • journaling

Also, there’s a place for notes, where you can put events, appointments, or even monthly goals.

Monthly Overview

April Bullet Journal Ideas Monthly

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.

Weekly Pages

April Bullet Journal Ideas Weekly

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.

Brain Dump

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)

Project Pages

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.

Daily Pages

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.

Journaling

April Bullet Journal Ideas Notes

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

Planner Templates April 2021

Apart from keeping a digital journal, every month I print out planner printables.

April Calendar (Two Designs)

cute April 2021 calendar

Firstly, I start with a monthly calendar.

Btw, you have two designs to choose from.

Monthly Planner

bujo monthly pages April printable

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.

Weekly Planner 

April weekly planner printable

Moreover, I plan my weekly meals and track my personal daily habits in a weekly planner.

April Paper Templates

paper templates printable

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 Digital Planner Bundle

April Bullet Journal Supplies

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Last update on 2021-05-06 / 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 

Learn more: Easy Flower Doodles for a Bullet Journal [with Tutorials]

  • bees
  • honey
  • butterflies
  • rainy day
  • Easter
  • birds
  • 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.

Good luck.

April 2021 Bujo Inspiration

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