Last Updated on May 5, 2022
There are some tools that bring us more happiness, and Canva is one of them. It’s a place where you can edit pictures or design anything from personal documents to social media posts, but it doesn’t require any designer experience. Your imagination is the limit with Canva. It’s so user-friendly with premade templates that anyone can use it, but it produces some stunning content that looks like it took a while to create.
It’s free to use with many basic features, but you can always upgrade to pro for things like more templates, photos, graphics, and audio. The free features and pro features are clearly marked as you use Canva so you know what you can use and what you can’t if you are using Canva for free.
No matter which Canva account you have, there are many different ways that people are using Canva for more happiness.
8 Ways To Use Canva For More Happiness
This is just a shortlist. There are so many things you can do on Canva with a free or paid account.
It blows my mind how great they have made this tool. I signed up for a free account first, but within a few weeks, I had upgraded because it not only benefited my personal life, but it also benefited my professional life. It was a no-brainer for me.
Check it out for yourself and see how many different ways it could help you out.
1. Make A Digital Vision Board
The way you talk to yourself matters, and one way of changing how you talk to yourself is creating a digital vision board that includes images, affirmations, videos, music, and more to inspire change in your thoughts and behaviors.
Creating a vision board with Canva is super easy and you can download it onto your computer and watch it every day for maximum benefit. And you can go back to your Canva account and tweak it however and whenever you want to.
Here’s an example of how you can use Canva to create a digital vision board.
2. Create A PDF For Anything That Makes You Happy
One of the features of Canva is that you can create PDFs to download and print off. Canva has templates for anything, such as:
- Gratitude list
- Tracker for anything (mood, income, water, weight, food, etc.)
- Dream journal pages
Literally, anything you can think of that you want to print off, you can create with a template from Canva.
For instance, let’s say you want to print off a mood tracker to add to your planner or notebook.
First, you search for a tracker template.
Then you find a template you like and click on it to bring it to the editing page.
Then you can edit it however you want it. For example, like this:
You can even add another page (or two or three…) if you want to duplicate this template or add something new.
And then you can either save it or download it to your computer as a PDF.
3. Fun Social Media Posts
Why post plain pictures when you can jazz up your pictures with movable elements, text, and more?
For instance, if you want to post a Facebook post, there’s a template for that on Canva.
You simply select that you would like to create a Facebook post.
It brings you to the editing page with the right sizing for a Facebook post. Then you can upload your picture and pop it into the editing space. Then you can add whatever you like the picture, including animation. Then you simply download it to post on Facebook as a picture or GIF.
4. Make A Photo Collage
Pictures of good, happy memories can make us just as happy as the moments themselves. You can easily create a collage of happy moments with Canva!
They have so many collage templates for you to choose from, and then you just have to upload your pictures and add them into the spots where you want them to go. To do that, you just drag and drop the picture into the slot you want it in. It’s very user-friendly.
5. Print Off Affirmations You Are Working On
Do you have a set of affirmations you want to put in front of your face so that you remember to say them often? For instance, maybe you have affirmations to improve the quality of your life that you want to say daily. If you do, then you can use one of the affirmation templates in Canva and fill in your personal affirmations and then print them off and put them everywhere that you will see them often.
6. Create Recordings And Share Them
Have something exciting you want to show people? You can record your screen with a picture of you and download it as a video MP4 file, then send it to the people you love, upload it to YouTube or social media, or share it through a link.
Here’s an example of how to do that.
7. You Can Create A Presentation And Record A Voiceover
Want to take it one step further than just recording your screen? Create a presentation and then record yourself talking through that presentation.
For example, you could add pictures from a holiday into your presentation and then record your voice to talk about it or you can… well, use it for anything you want to present to other people. Here’s a great video on how to do that.
8. Keep Things Organized
An organized life is a happy life. With Canva, you can create to-do lists, planner inserts, labels, a calendar, a checklist, a meal plan, a notebook, flowcharts, and so much more. Anything template you need to keep organized can be created on Canva.
Have Something Else In Mind?
This is just a short list of things you can do in Canva that will contribute to your happiness.
If you are thinking of something else you would like to do, go to Canva, sign up for a free account, or start a trial for a pro account, type whatever it is you want to do in the search box, and there will likely be something that pops up for you.