Hey, All!  Welcome, welcome!  I’m glad to have you here reading today.  April is presenting itself with a newness that feels amazing.  Maybe because it’s Spring?

Let’s talk about how I changed up my bullet journal this month. I really didn’t make a lot of changes.  I feel like I’ve fine-tuned it into a little book that helps me out so much already.  If anything, I pared it down to just what I need this month.    So let’s get started!

1. An Idea Per Day Collection

The infamous Idea Per Day collection?  It was a nice try, but I just wasn’t doing well with it.  It’s just not how my brain works to generate ideas.  I can certainly appreciate the theory behind doing this exercise on a daily basis, but I found myself struggling with it and eventually felt like avoiding it.  So…out with it. 

I usually generate ideas as a solution to a problem or a solution to someone else’s problem.  The ideas really fly when I am in a brainstorming session with others.  My idea is not usually the first one generated, but it might take off from someone else’s idea.  My idea might be something completely different, but it’s generated by the energy of a group.  Finally, if I take a good look at my months of bullet journaling, I see all kinds of ideas I’ve gotten from other things I’ve noted or done. I will continue to generate ideas in that manner.    

2. The One Page Per Day Option

This month I began a new bullet journal as my other one was full.  When I started my new one, I determined that I should have enough pages to use one page per day. This gives me plenty of space to log everything I might want in a day, including the daily reflective journaling.  During March, I knew space was running out, so I didn’t journal every day.  I was extra-conscious of how all the information was organized. 

By keeping this journal for April, May, and June, I have enough pages to designate one per day plus all the additional collections I might add along the way.  I have more room to take notes on interesting topics.  I have the room to develop those ideas into something special if I choose to do that.  I feel like I am less boxed in by space, and I really like the feeling. 

3. The Task List & Collections

This month I plan to use my extra pages to create goal collections to get all my tasks completed this month.  I did not add any extra time-consuming tasks to my monthly list, but the tasks are still necessary. 

I’ve even organized the tasks into the weeks they will get done, so that my final week of the month is fairly light.  I know I will need that at the end of the month.  The goal collections are helpful by breaking down goals into smaller do-able steps to ensure completion. 

As I stated above, I only made a few changes this month, but the changes are all geared to keeping things simple and productive at the same time.  Change is usually good…change driven by yourself for a purpose is great!  It’s with a purpose.  When we have a purpose, no matter how big or small, we can get it done!

My Question of the Week: If you keep a bullet journal or some other method for organization, how did you make changes this month to get things done?  Please feel free to share your changes in the comments section below. 

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3 thoughts on “Bullet Journal: How I Changed It Up In April”

  1. I feel the same way about ideas. Some days they just keep coming. I am working on developing a system for me to capture them in a meaningful and convenient way. Great post!

  2. I agree that you can’t schedule creativity like coming up with ideas. Lately, for me, I’ve gotten away from using a schedule (except for appointments). I make a list of priorities and work from there. Then I batch as many similar tasks as possible. I also have a daily checklist to make sure I am covering all of my goals.

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