When was the last time you asked anyone else for advice? Not being able to do it yourself is humbling for someone with a world of information and experience at his or her fingertips. At least you`ll go to a source you can trust. With your confidence shaken, you might run an inventory of your skills to see whether anything else needs retooling. Practice long division to prove that calculators haven`t spoiled you. Recite a speech you once gave or a song you used to love as a child. If your breathing is too shallow, singing or humming will relax your lungs.