I do that too! Sometimes if I'm coming home from an appointment or something, and it's not dinner time, and no one is waiting for me to help with anything, I'll take the long way home and drive through the gorgeous sun-dappled canyon, with my music on the stereo, singing my lungs out. It's as nice as a bubble bath for my mental health.
OMG i do that too. I have been able to wipe out the guilt over it. its almost like a meditation for me. to see all the trees and clouds and beauty around me has me turn my radio off and drive bawling my lungs out.
i feel sooooooooo much better when i come home.
out of all the treats sometimes i award myself, this is my favourite. and now my dd enjoys it too and we do it once in a while.