How to Create An Online Vision Board (Step by Step)

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This post will be sharing how to create an online vision board.

I got a new laptop recently and I never got around to changing my wallpaper. But last night, while writing some midnight blog posts, I got an idea to create a vision board. Almost immediately, I put my writing away and got to work.

I’ve always been familiar with vision boards before it became a brunch thing. I think they are such a great way to set goals, motivate yourself and manifest the life that you want. It’s actually amazing what a collage of relevant images can do for your productivity.

For those that are not sure what a vision board is, it is pretty self explanatory. A vision board is a visual collection/collage of your goals, dreams and everything you absolutely want in life. You can have a vision board for one area of your life or you can just have one for all areas of your life. Think of vision boarding as a more refined version of scrapbooking for adults. A lot of people are visual learners by nature. And as such will need to constantly see information in order to process it. This concept also applies to vision boards. It runs with the idea that constantly visualising your goals and dreams will bring you closer to achieving them.

I’ve had one or two vision boards in the past but I never really took them seriously. This is because I like to think of myself as a self-motivated and self-disciplined individual that doesn’t need extra motivation. So, I just have a mental note of my goals. Sometimes, I write them out on my whiteboard or post-it-notes, other times I forget. But this time, I sat down and created a vision board and I’m going to show you how you can do yours too.

How to Create An Online Vision Board

How to Create An Online Vision Board On Canva.

I don’t know about you but Canva is my go-to source for everything design. I’ve been using them for years and I don’t plan on stopping. Naturally, the first thing I reached out to is Canva and the entire process took less than 30 minutes.

There are a couple of things you need to do before you start creating your vision board:

  • Decide the type of vision board you want. Is it a career, business or just a general personal one?
  • If you don’t already have a mental note of your short term goals, write them out on a post-it note. This will make the entire creation process go smoothly. Also, you have fewer chances of leaving out anything important.

If you have followed the above steps, then it is time to create your vision board.

Step 1: Go over to Canva and choose a design.

How to Create An Online Vision Board

Choose one depending on where you can constantly see it. I chose a Desktop Wallpaper because I needed a new wallpaper. I initially wanted to go with the Presentation design but I realised that I didn’t have a printer so I couldn’t print it out. So I stuck with Desktop Wallpaper and it came out nice. Don’t worry too much about backgrounds yet. Start with the default blank design and build up from there.

Step 2: Choose your font.

How to Create An Online Vision Board

If you have intermediate to advanced experience with design, you can just freestyle with whatever font that comes to your head. If you are a beginner, you’re better off sticking to the font templates. They have been carefully combined so you don’t have to worry about them not working. Run threw a few of them and choose the one that jumps at you.

Step 3: Pick your icons and illustrations.

How to Create An Online Vision Board

Remember the post-it note that has a list of your goals? This is where you can translate them into your online vision board. Go to the Elements section and type in a keyword that represents each of your goals. Try to be a bit broader in your selection. For instance, If you want to start a photography side hustle, type in photography and pick any illustration that works with the aesthetic you want. If you can’t find icons that represent the exact thing you want, choose something similar that you can remember. If your design fills up quickly, reduce the sizes of the icons to fit them in. Even if you still can’t find any icon similar, use a script font text. There is absolutely no rule against using text in your vision board.

Step 4: Choose your background

How to Create An Online Vision Board

While the default plain white background works, it might end up looking a bit bland and boring. Jazz up your vision board with the free backgrounds available to you on Canva. As always, try out different colours and formats and see what works. I didn’t have to go too far until I saw a background I liked in the Patterns section.

Step 5: Make adjustments and download

Go over your design and make any necessary adjustments. Play with colours, fonts and backgrounds and choose what you like. It is yours after all and it should definitely inspire you. When you’re done, download and print as a poster if that’s your choice. Or download and use as a desktop wallpaper like mine.

That’s it! It takes about 30 minutes or less to design an online vision board on Canva. Make sure you place it where you will constantly see it and remind you of your goals.

So you have a vision board? How did you create it?

Do share your thoughts in the comments!

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How to Create An Online Vision Board

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