April Bullet Journal Setup

If I’ve learnt one thing from the last three months of bullet journalling, it’s that people change. Our mindsets, priorities, goals, moods, levels of motivation and determination, wishes, strengths, weaknesses, abilities… All of these are versatile, malleable qualities and depending on life events are subject to change.

Personally, I have noticed how all of these things impact my ability to organise myself and manage my time. Because of this, it makes sense to adopt a method of managing myself that is easily adaptable. Enter the bullet journal. I love bullet journalling for exactly this reason: each month is a new opportunity to organise myself in a way that fits my current state, even if that’s totally different to the previous month.

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When I created my March spreads, I was in a pretty positive mindset: I felt productive and capable. Because of this, I had plenty of spreads, in what was verging on what I think of as high maintenance journalling – basically I was going to need lots of time and commitment to stay on top of it. It was designed like this because I know when I’m in the right mindset, being a little strict with myself can lead to great results in terms of productivity and mental health.

However, the end third of March has been quite the struggle, and the mentality I slipped into was one in which detailed journalling was too overwhelming and counter-productive. And so, going into April, I’ve scaled back. I’m adjusting my method, from vigorous quantity to manageable quality, to fit my current state of being better.

With that slightly lengthy explanation in mind, I present to you my April spreads in all their simplified totally-not-overwhelming glory.

Monthly Spread

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This page is an amalgamation of around four pages from March’s collection – yeah, I know, I was impressed with that too. It gives me an overview of the month so I can track deadlines and work days, a box for some of the goals I want to focus on in April, a box to track my money situation and also space alongside each day for noting down my mood and wellbeing. Perhaps it is a little crowded, but for me it feels more helpful than having everything written across multiple pages.

Weekly To-Do Lists

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This page is pretty self explanatory really: four weekly to-do lists in which I’ll write in more detail what needs doing in terms of study, work, blogging and general organising.

Tracker Spread

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For my third and final April spread, I have created a simple version of a habits tracker grid. I used an actual grid in both January and February but liked the simplified version I made with a highlighter last month – so this is what I’m sticking with for April.


If you would like to see an example of more detailed spreads, check out my March setup. January was my most basic collection of spreads so will be helpful if you’re totally new to journalling, whilst February was somewhere in between the two!

What influences your bullet journal spread designs? Let me know in the comments ❤


If you enjoyed this post, you might like:

My First Three Months Bullet Journalling: 9 Tips To Get Started

Mental Chaos and Low Productivity

Taking Control Of My Life Decisions


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42 thoughts on “April Bullet Journal Setup

  1. beereaderbooks says:

    Love this, I’m fairly new to bullet journaling and not brave enough to post my scribblings yet but feel similar this month that I’ve not got as much time to doodle & organise, so probably organising is EXACTLY what I need! Love the idea of the weekly lists laid out like that so I’m definitely going to try something similar. Hopefully it’ll be a help to my hectic brain this week

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  2. Bexa says:

    I love how each new month can be anything you want it to be in bullet journaling. I love your bright pages, very Spring-like 💖 and I am impressed how you fitted everything in on your overview page. I hope April is a positive month for you Alys, great post 😘 xx

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  3. Hannah says:

    I love how simplistic your bullet journal is but yet how pretty it looks at the same time. I keep meaning to make a bullet journal but never get around to it. Maybe in the summer? xx

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  4. astrobeks says:

    Your spreads are so cute, and I’m in love with those colours so much this spring! Your handwriting is gorgeous as well. I need to teach myself how to do that calligraphy-esque writing style for titles and such, but I’m hopeless at it haha!

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    • Alys says:

      There are lots of tips online for simple bujos, but I understand, I felt very overwhelmed to begin with! You’ll come into it in your own time 🙂 I’ll check your post out!

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