If you find a book which works for you, let me know. I have been interested in the Buddhist religion and meditation for a long time. Have got books from the library and tried to meditate but I just cant seem to go there. I still try, I always try to focus on a pebble (I thought that couldnt be destracting :? ) I am very aware that I think about everything too much, analyse it, work out why, compare, etc. Also the stress thing, I can actually feel myself getting stressed over say "trying to find something on the computer and 3 hours later, still, trying to find something better than the first, where someone else would pick the first and be done with it.
I made one New Years resolution this year, to try and avoid stress more. A good one, dont you think?