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How to change the first day of the week in Asana

Update your Asana calendar to start on Sunday, Monday, or Saturday.

By Jessica Lau · January 12, 2023
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In Cantonese (my first language), the phrase for "Monday" translates to "day one" in English.

For this reason alone, I consider Monday—not Sunday—to be the first day of the week. So it's no wonder why I've customized all my digital calendars to begin on Monday, including my Asana calendar.

If you also want to update your Asana calendar to start on Monday (or Saturday or Sunday), here's how you can do that in three simple steps.  

How to change the first day of the week in Asana 

  1. With Asana open, click your profile picture, and then click My Settings.

    Portion of the Asana web app. The user's profile picture is highlighted with a dropdown menu beneath it. An arrow points to the menu option "My Settings."

  2. In the My Settings window that appears, select Display

  3. From the dropdown menu under First day of the week, select the day you want your week to start on. Currently, you'll only be able to choose from Sunday, Monday, or Saturday.

    Asana's My Settings window with the Display tab selected and highlighted. Under the display option "First day of the week," an arrow points to a dropdown menu with the options Sunday, Monday, and Saturday.

Asana will automatically save your preferences. All you need to do now is close the My Settings window, and you're set!

Asana project displayed using the calendar view in the Asana web app. The calendar begins with Monday in the far-left column.

And if having your Asana calendar start on the "right" day of the week doesn't spark joy, might I suggest turning on Asana's celebration creatures? You're welcome in advance. 

Related reading: 

  • 16 Asana features to start using right now

  • 4 ways project management automation makes your job easier

  • The best free project management software in 2022

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