With ADD or ADHD having goals is very helpful, but like most of the tools and strategies, we need to learn how to use them.
When I decided to practice the sitting and just being, I was initially very enthusiastic and I overcommitted (I have ADD). So my goal was three time daily. I did that a little while (more or less) and then my enthusiasm waned; it was very hard to do. I was failing at it and I stopped.
(The underlined are key features of ADD or ADHD.)
I have reset the goal to once a day, and am using the strategy of having lunch as an anchor – my signal that’s its time to sit. Also I’m using my i-phone timer and trying to make it 9 minutes (another goal). Often I make it; sometimes I go longer. It is harder to do when it’s too cold to go outside.
Strategy – we need to make goals, and make them realistic, and modify them if they aren’t working. Otherwise we will get discouraged and quit. ( I decided against trying for 10 minutes.)
bonus link: stress management, from lynne clik