Working with Unity UI can get frustrating, any tips?

I am trying to use unity UI to how and hide menus that allow users to upgrade gameobjects,

and the scene view is almost useless as the canvas is so extremely large I have to zoom out super far to be able to see the UI and its not where it normally would be in my play view.

Does anyone have any tips on how to work with unity UI in a way that allows me to mimic my gameplay more accurately while in scene view?

thanks,
Sammy

You could switch your window layout to one that includes the game view (such as 2x3). The game view will display your UI as it will actually appear in game without needing to start the game.