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In one of my last posts about how to achieve bucket list goals using a vision board, I explain what a vision board is, how it works and give vision board examples. I also briefly explain how to make a physical board or a vision board online.
If you’re looking to make a digital vision board there are many ways to do it. There are apps such as Vision Board, Higher Self Vision Board, I Wish, Vision Board Maker and others. You can also use sites like PicMonkey or Canva as free online vision board makers.
The Best Way to Make a Digital Vision Board
I personally like Canva and wanted to show you how easy it is to use to make a digital vision board. You can also print it out if you want a hard copy as well. No scissors needed. I try to download apps that I can use for multiple reasons. I can use it for blog posts, social media posts and more. You can access it on your computer or through their app.
Unless you want to post your board on Instagram or another platform, you can customize the size to your liking. You will only be able to use pixels via your phone though. When I made it on my computer, I had the option to choose inches or another unit of measurement. Once you decide how to go about making your virtual vision board, you might be thinking now what?
What do I put on a digital vision board?
If you’re looking to make a quick, goal-oriented vision board, it should include photos that represent your goals. Sometimes people add words or phrases. I add text to spell out what I want to accomplish. Remember that it’s your board and you can add what you like. As long as what you choose helps you to remember to reach your dream list goals, then you’re good.
How to Make a Digital Vision Board on Your Phone Using Canva
Since Canva is my favorite, I’ll show you how to use it. Users are able to start from scratch or use templates that are already designed. I made one in September that looked like this. I left the background white and just added photos and text. I didn’t use a template and made it on the computer.
The second time around, I used the Canva app on my phone to make a virtual vision board. They offer some free images to use. Others marked “pro” will cost a fee. Look for different types of images in the search to see if what they offer is what you have in mind. You can start from scratch like my vision board above or use a template as a guide.
Since I was using my phone this time around, I chose to use a collage template. Select “photo collage” to do the same.
I scrolled through to find one that would let me add multiple images.
Once I tapped on that, I then tapped on the word “edit” which will appear below the images.
Next, you can begin editing the images by tapping on them.
There will be words below the collage. If you tap on the word “images,” you can then type in the kinds of pictures you want to potentially include. For example, since I wanted to get on multiple podcasts to promote my bucket list book, I typed the word “podcasts” into the search box. Once I pushed the “search” button, I could then choose what I wanted to add.
Be sure to first tap on the photo you want to cover up so the image you choose will go there. Otherwise, it will land in the middle of the collage.
Then press the + (addition sign) in the bottom right corner of the screen.
I then click on another box where I want to add a photo and look for images once again. I just keep repeating the process until I’m finished.
I even went ahead and added some text to give the images context. Once again, if you select one of the images on your collage and then press the + (addition sign) again, it will give you the option to add text.
I like this collage because it makes it easy to organize my vision board. I can choose a few short term goals (like concerts) to complete now as well as long term goals (like making a bucket list journal) to focus on without getting distracted by too many ideas.
When creating a vision board on a phone or online, consider using Canva. It’s a quick and easy way to pinpoint your bucket list items in picture form. It also helps spell it all out in text as career or personal goals. You can then take it a step further and carry out your action plan with a bucket list printable. You’ll be a pro vision board maker in no time flat.