When was the last time you sat in a comfy chair, put your feet up and enjoyed an afternoon of reading or watching movies?

You may find it hard to remember the last time you did that and with such busy lifestyles, where we are forever running to a schedule, it probably sounds very indulgent.

They say that reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and when you lose yourself in a great book it’s not only relaxing but mentally stimulating.

But nowadays you are not restricted to just a hardcover or paperback, for convenience, books can be downloaded to an e-reader like Kindle or come in audible form so you can listen to them wherever you are.

Browsing the best seller list you are spoilt with choices and every category you can imagine is covered.

In the Biographies and Memoirs section you can choose from categories of Arts and Literature to Sports and Outdoors. Biographies are fascinating reading as they uncover little known personal facts and how that person’s background or upbringing may have influenced their later life.

If you feel like escaping into non-fiction you can choose from mysteries, thrillers, suspense, romance, science fiction, fantasy, humor or comics.

No matter where your taste lies there is a book out there to capture your curiosity and imagination, so indulge yourself and curl up with a good book.

Binge on a Box Set or Movie
If you missed out on all the recent TV series that everyone was talking about around the water cooler now is the perfect time to see what all the fuss was about.

Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Band of Brothers, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Suits, House of Cards and more are available in DVDs of separate seasons or boxed sets.

If you prefer a little nostalgia you can now sit back and enjoy some classic TV series. Little House on the Prairie, The Six Million Dollar Man, Stargate, Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman and The Twilight Zone will have you reliving your favorite childhood memories.

Grab the popcorn and reacquaint yourself with these evergreen movies that will never go out of date – Forest Gump, Back to the Future, Harry Potter, ET, Twilight Forever, The Godfather, Jurassic Park and The Blues Brothers.

Prefer to be astounded by our wonderful planet; David Attenborough will take you on an unforgettable journey with his Emmy award winning series Planet Earth.

Whether it’s a book, a TV series or a movie indulge yourself, make a hot chocolate or some popcorn, put your feet up and allow yourself some well earned time out these holidays.