Don't take salat as a burden. Allah gifted us salat as a relief from burden. Beautifully put. May Allah bless every Muslim with the strength to read salah with full attention towards Him, The Almighty.
Islam is a mercy. If you see its opposite, cruelty, then know that is not Islam. Islam is wisdom. If you see it going to foolishness and stupidity, then know that is not Islam. Islam is justice. If you see it go to oppression, then know that is not Islam.