Sean Dyche believes the international break came at a good time to clear the focus for the Premier League challenges ahead.
The Clarets head to Wolves on Sunday looking to get their first win of the season on the board at the fifth attempt.
And the Clarets boss feels the two-week break, following their European exertions, was a welcome chance to take stock.
Dyche admitted: “I think this was one was needed, physically, to refresh, and also mentally.
“All clubs try and find the right balance between work and rest. which we did and were quite happy with that.
“It was good for us this time round because there’s been a lot of games, a lot of travelling and a lot of different scenarios, so it was a bit of a 'clear the mind' thing.
“Obviously a few of the lads were away on (international) duty but the lads who stayed here did well and had a couple of days training and a couple of days off.
“I said to the lads that, in a way, it’s a restart. It’s been so different for us and we have seen how it all works and the quirks to it.
“Now the next game is literally around the corner, and we move forward now on to that.”
Wanderers have adjusted well to life back in the Premier League, with just one defeat in their opening four league games.
And Dyche expects another tough test at a club still on a high following their Championship title success.
He said: “They have done very well and they look like good outfit to me.
“I was impressed with them last season, they invested wisely last season in good players and have done the same this summer, but equally have kept the core who got them to where they are.
“They have a real mixture of talented players and plenty of pace and have defended well this season.
“I think it can be hard playing these teams early, as everyone is always up for it.
“As the season goes on it gets different, especially around Christmas, so it can be difficult to face these teams as they’ve only just come up and are really excited by it all, but we will take on the challenge.”
Live commentary from Molineux is available from 1.15pm on Sunday on Clarets Player HD.