Forget balance, the new buzzword in workplaces these days is work-life integration, an approach that creates more synergies between all the areas that define life such as work, family/home, personal well-being, health and community.
Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of. Mistakes are the evidence of progress. If you are making mistakes be proud of it. Mistakes of yesterday are the revolutions of today. So the mistake you make today are going to enlighten the world tomorrow.
I happened to read an article about productivity. The Funny part- that somehow suggested the same old techniques that I read around some more then ten years ago. You have evolved a lot, It is the time your productivity evolves too.