The only way to separate your personal from professional life is to define your boundaries.
Boundaries are hard to identify until someone crosses them.
The reason work-life feels like a blur is because you allow it.
As an employee it’s a constant tug-of-war with management. You have to draw a line between what they want and what they can legally expect of you.
If you’re an entrepreneur, no paycheck is guaranteed so you have to hustle more, but at what expense? Ask most business owners why they started their own company and most would answer with reasons other than money. But as your own boss, if you don’t draw the line, your boundaries will be abused.
Start defining what’s inside and outside of your boundaries. Stand up for what matters and what’s right.
In the end you have no one else to blame for work-life balance: except you.