That break has clearly done him a lot of good, having racked up four tries in his opening three matches for the Scarlets and bodes well ahead of Wales' autumn internationals against Samoa, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia.
And he revealed that he had been struggling with his groin in the closing months of last season as well as on the summer tour.
He told Wales Online: "I am really enjoying my rugby again. I went through the stage last season where I had a few injuries.
"I had a niggly groin injury which really put a downer on everything. You find it hard to get up for games.
"I had it towards the end of the season, going into the summer tour. It was a four-month thing that was keeping on going and going. It was hampering me a bit because I wasn't able to run as fast as I wanted to because of the pain I was getting.
"The day after a match was always a pain. I just had to try and get through it.
"It was a Godsend to have a break in the summer. It had been a bit of a two-year season. I had five weeks off and for me that was perfect. I had my time to switch off from rugby.
"I've come back now and the body is feeling great. I'm feeling fresh and loving the game again.
"It's just back to enjoying rugby really."