At least there is an upside – at least you are getting a rest, and a get-out-of-jail-free card for all sorts of things (because you aren’t out sharing your germs with the innocent, are you? That is anti-social).
If you can manage it, get someone to clean your house. It is an investment.
Shower. The steam helps, and it will stop you feeling sordid. Brush and floss too – sitting down. Use body oil and cream lavishly, especially on your feet under thick socks. Favorite jamies, and a pashmina to wrap around your throat to feel better and look better too. Whatever happened to bed-jackets?
Flowers and a candle in your bedroom, but no tv. Books and music are your friends, as are big glasses of water and a box of clementines, and things that smell good – lemons, lavender, cedar oil. Watch dvds from the sofa in the evening.
It’s possible to manage a certain amount of work, surprise! but toddle back to bed the minute it occurs to you, with a hot drink in your hand.
The best thing by far (and I have been easing up to this, because people can baulk at it) is a neti pot, to irrigate your poor nose with warm salt water and gargle a bit while you’re at it. Can’t imagine voluntarily breathing water through your nose, think you’ll drown? Just try it. You’ll be more comfortable, and will get better days faster, I promise you.