Work can be stressful. Even happy news, such as a well-deserved promotion, can take a toll if it means long hours while you learn the new...

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Work can be stressful. Even happy news, such as a well-deserved promotion, can take a toll if it means long hours while you learn the new job.

To stay sane and healthy amid the stress, get plenty of exercise and sleep each day. Don’t assume you can just make it up later, as short-term crises have a way of dragging on. If possible, build short, frequent breaks into your day; if you’re refreshed, you’ll be more efficient.

Nearly half of working mothers say they would take a pay cut if it meant they could spend more time with their children, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey. If that’s your dream, make sure your pitch to your employer emphasizes how a reduced schedule and salary would benefit the organization.

More than a third of workers feel more relaxed than stressed when connected to work by a wireless device, such as a BlackBerry, according to a Yahoo HotJobs survey. HotJobs’ tips for politeness: Keep your device on vibrate, avoid taking calls if you’re in close quarters, don’t interrupt meetings or dinners with calls or e-mail and use text messaging and e-mail when possible, instead of calling.