7. Have Short Conversations with Yourself
One way to really break out of your comfort zone is to start talking to yourself out loud. Most of us talk to ourselves, but we aren’t necessarily aware when we do it. Now you need to start intentionally talking to yourself in a language that you don’t yet know.
The conversation doesn’t have to be long or complicated. It could be as simple as talking about what you are doing. When you are in the kitchen preparing a meal, talk about the different components and their color. As you get ready for bed, describe your actions. Turn it into a short narration of your day to make it fun.
You can also talk to your dog or cat in German. It can help you feel like you are talking to someone without any judgment of your ability to speak German.
Open next page to continue reading