We got an email recently on a topic I haven’t blogged about in years: what day does your week begin? It’s a topic people get passionate about, and rightly so — if you’re used to one monthly view, it’s very hard to switch to a different scheme. I use wall calendars for long-view planning and still get thrown by the one I have this year, which was a gift from a friend and which starts on Sunday. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve entered stuff on Friday thinking it’s Saturday!
For our correspondent, though, it was the other way around:
I have screwed up the first 8 weeks of this year because when I look at a monthly block Wednesday is the 3rd day of the week but the 4th day in a monthly format. I have missed 6 standing appointments looking at my block plan.
As I mentioned in 2007, we hew to the European convention that the week starts on Monday and runs through Sunday; the only Sunday-to-Saturday planner that we offer is the Visoplan, which is a monthly planner.
What day does your week start?