short circuits, plural
In a device, an electrical circuit of lower resistance than that of a normal circuit, typically resulting from the unintended contact of components and consequent accidental diversion of the current.
Lower resistance, the easier path, when other circuits are overloaded, one would divert energy to a place of less tension, less anxiety. The analogy is solid. While, at time, a necessary coping mechanism, you have to ask yourself, if you don’t have the time to do something right the first time, when will you have the time to do it over again.
Be aware that the option is out there, more of a temptation, though, then a solution.