I had similar problems once. I had built tunnels everywhere and got resources through branch mining, and it got to the point where I had so isolated myself from monsters that I was terrified to face them. I was even scared to chop down trees in daylight in case a monster came out of a cave. It sounds stupid now that I think about it.
I resolved it by playing several of Vechs' Super Hostile maps, thereby forcing myself to confront monsters in large numbers. When you can take on a Creeper drop trap with stone tools and no armour, and not die in the process, you realise there's nothing to fear in vanilla Minecraft.
Except cave spiders, fuck those guys.
I can never bring myself to play a hostile map. It's not even a rational thing since I will have my items restored if I die. I hate killing things. And I hate the disgusting things that they drop. I have all this rotting flesh and spider eyes and such in my inventory and they gross me out.
I've been meaning to get back on the server, but every time I try I find myself an update ahead of the server.
Oh do come back to the server! The guys have been showing me their creations on there and I think it's amazing to see what everyone has made. You can show me around too! I'm "hivedev" on there, in case you ever see me online. I live near the giant Christmas tree.
Cutter John wrote:
So have you upgraded your weapons and armor yet? A suit of good armor and an iron or diamond sword makes life a whole lot safe.
My husband kept making fun of my wooden tools so he shamed me into making some stone ones. All my tools are stone except for one iron pickaxe that I use to mine precious things.
I haven't done a ton of mining, but I found diamonds today! First time for that. I was thinking about making an iron armor set but I am worried it will just get beat up and wasted immediately. I don't even know what to do with the things I found, I'm just hoarding them in a trunk. Sometimes I just open it and look at them because I'm happy I have something more precious than blocks of dirt.
Oh! I also changed my skin so my person looks different now.