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What a month April has been! With a global pandemic and a worldwide lockdown, we have seen an unprecedented change in the way that many of us are experiencing daily life. I intended to post a March set of Bullet Journals, but it is has taken a little while to adjust to the current situation, and this has also meant that the Great Bullet Journal Spread Ideas post for April has only just been completed. However, in case you missed them, here are my Great Bullet Journal Spread Ideas for February, or my Great Bullet Journal Spread Ideas for January.
Looking for a notebook? I already bought a set of Bullet Journals last year, but I have heard numerous great things about the A5 Dotted Journal by Scribbles That Matter. I have created my spreads using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens and the SAKURA PIGMA Micron Fineliner Pens.
Cover Page Spread Ideas
My cover page spread for April focuses on the cherry blossoms that always appear at this time of year. There are numerous cherry blossom trees where I live, and on a beautiful sunny day the splash of pink against a blue sky is always striking.
For my Monthly Plan I like to create a linear list on a single page that I can note down events that are coming up over the month that I can see in advance.
Daily Task List and Weekly Spread Ideas
I always prefer to adopt a calendar layout for the entire month in which I can write my daily tasks, rather than creating weekly spreads. This is to save unnecessary duplication of ideas and to cut back on the amount of time it takes for me to create my own Bullet Journal spreads. I have continued with the same design, drawing a simple cherry blossom tree in the corner to brighten up the page.
I love this calendar monthly spread from My Bujo Yesterday.
I have noticed fewer Weekly Spread ideas over April, perhaps because the lockdown has meant that most people don’t have anywhere to go and therefore need less space. However, I really like these Weekly Spread ideas from I1lou_bujo, Naomi Journals and The Journal Ink. I haven’t used a ‘Dutch Door’ in any of my spreads like L1lou_Bujo has with her Koi Carp design, but this is something that I would like to do in future Bullet Journal spreads when the lockdown begins to ease. Click on the images for the full sized version.
A Habit Tracker is the perfect way of monitoring small habits on a daily basis, and can be adapted to any goals or topics that you may have set yourself throughout the year. I haven’t done a Habit Tracker for my own Bullet Journal in April, but I love these ideas from Naomi Journals, I1lou_bujo and shouthuzzahdoodles. Click on the images for the full sized version.
My quote page for the month is one of my favourites from C.S. Lewis and I have used it in multiple Bullet Journals over the years. I have done a smaller cherry blossom tree design in the bottom corner and used the same pink Tombow pen to highlight different words, mainly to add a splash of colour.
‘You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.’
With all the rainbows in the windows here in the UK supporting the NHS at the minute, I was drawn to this rainbow quote page from Naomi Journals.
I have started to create a Gratitude Journal in every set of Bullet Journal Spreads. I create a linear spread, using a ‘line-a-day’ approach, which makes it easy for me to write down a simple thought each day. I really like this Gratitude and Goals spread from The Journal Ink. Click on the images for the full sized version.
With the current situation there has been a huge shift in homeschooling and study, and I have seen a growth in Bullet Journal Study Tracker spreads over April. I really like this idea from LisenLettering.
Want more ideas? For a list of over 200 Bullet Journal Tracker Ideas, visit here.
What about you guys? Do you use Bullet Journals? What are you favourite spreads to create?
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