The Wales winger is back in his homeland after calling time on his spell with Northampton Saints, where he was able to land a Premiership title back in 2014 with the East Midlands outfit.
North was given a two-month break after appearing in all three summer Tests for Wales on tour and now the 26-year-old is excited by the challenge ahead with Ospreys in the Pro 14.
He was quoted by the BBC, saying: "It's nice to back in Wales. It's been good, everything is more on one page.
"I had eight weeks off during the summer. Mentally I needed it more than anything because it's been a long, old slog since I started rugby when I was 18.
"To get my first proper break before starting pre-season gave me a chance to refocus again, get back to what I know I can be."
Ospreys will start their season on Friday night when they welcome Richard Cockerill's Edinburgh to the Liberty Stadium.