Physics seems to scare poeple because of all the hype created by students who overlook the basics. There's unnecessary fuss created to the point that students give up HC Verma without putting much efforts. You have come to the right place as we all know the initial impression we had for physics and experience of overcoming it successfully.
Start with basics in H.C.Verma book, start as said above with dimensions, kinematics, work energy concepts. These are the fundamentals that will always help with any complex seeming problems. HC.Verma is written in a way to help you understand and enjoy the concepts well with the theory. Slowly work your way up from easier problems to tougher ones. That book had given me the base to solve harder problems like from DC Pandey and Pearson books.
So keep us posted here about how the new approach suggested here is working for you.