The Rangers forward was left devastated after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage against Aberdeen in October to end his season when he was arguably in the form of his life.
At that time, Naismith's performances and goals had helped the Ibrox club open up a considerable lead at the top of the SPL and he had also become a key player for Scotland manager Craig Levein.
But the 25-year-old – who was ruled out for eight months when he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in 2008 – has thrown himself into his recovery programme and hopes to come back stronger than ever.
Naismith, who joined the legendary Sir Jackie Stewart to highlight dyslexia, said: "It has been a lot easier this time because I know the route I have to go through to return to fitness.
"I'm already back in training and I'll be working hard over the summer to make sure I'm prepared for the start of pre-season training.
"The last time I was out injured for a long period of time, I would panic at times when I feared I had maybe suffered a setback when it wasn't the case, so to have that experience behind me has definitely helped.
"Injuries are part and parcel of football but, if you follow the advice of the medical staff and work hard with the physios, then everything should be fine. I'm certainly looking forward to getting back playing again."
Although unable to help his team-mates out on the pitch during difficult times, Naismith is well aware of the major problems facing the club in administration and admits he had hoped for a positive conclusion to be reached long before now.
He said: "I don't think any of the players know enough to predict what is going to happen – that this will happen or that will happen.
"It's frustrating. The players thought by taking the pay cuts, come the end of the season, we would see a bit more movement in terms of how the club is going to go forward.
"It's obviously not panned out that way, so it is frustrating. As a player I'm saying that, but speaking to the people who work at Murray Park, it's the same for everyone. We are really frustrated.
"It's now come down to a critical point. The boys are going to be finished up on Sunday and hopefully we can have a bit of news for everyone going on holiday.
"I'm sure tomorrow, when everyone is back in, the manager will be speaking to the squad.
"The manager is the players' point of call. He's come out and said that he's spoken to the different parties involved and anything he feels we need to know he has passed on."
He went on: "I think the feeling among the players is one of frustration, definitely without a doubt. It's just frustration, they want to just have an end to this one way or the other.
"That's where the players stand. They've probably enjoyed playing football for the enjoyment of football rather than coming to the end of the season when you're under pressure, not caring about performances and just needing to win games to win the league.
"It's not been like that and they've maybe enjoyed playing football a bit more at this time of year."