When Should Our Workday Begin? Most never ask this question because we’ve been conditioned like zombies to assume it starts after we arrive and have our coffee and check our email. I believe at the latest, it starts the night before. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.