Much of the lives that people create for themselves are done behind the scenes, in homes and offices and in email inboxes that we never see. The way you're doing it doesn't have to be the way it is. You can create new ideas, stories, and even processes for getting things done.
For me, I loved spending Friday nights in, working on essays and dreaming up projects--it was an uninterrupted set of 4 or 5 hours that I could just work and dream, and get a head start on my weekend. In college, I used to try to get my work done on the Friday evening session so I could rest (and swim) all weekend and not have so much piled up on Sundays before the week began all over again.
How can you imagine or create a different world? It doesn't have to look like anything else. It doesn't have to be what you think it is.
On creating a life behind the scenes: http://bit.ly/HVa8VI