Peter Wright hopes that his mini-break away from darts can help him kick-on and make the Premier League darts play-offs.
The world champion decided to miss the Gambrinus Czech Darts Open last week to rest his arm and his mind ahead of an upcoming busy period.
The world number one has not been at his best of late, having gone out early in a number of European Tour events.
Snakebite has also not been at his best in the Premier League, and some recent quarter-final losses have put his play-off place in doubt.
Wright is in the fourth and final play-off spot with two league nights to play, but has Gerwyn Price and Joe Cullen breathing down his neck.
Wright hopes a rest will work
"That was my idea, to take a little bit of time off to reset my arm and my concentration levels," Wright told SENZ's At The Oche.
"I hadn't been playing proper darts. I needed a couple of days just to reset myself. I know I've got a busy time coming up.
"I take a little bit of time off here and there just to recharge the batteries and get proper focus.
"People do different things and you've got to do what feels right for yourself.
"I'd like to win the Premier League and I've still got a chance and then, going to New York, I'd love to go and win that, and obviously we've got the World Cup as well.
"It's all up for grabs."