I play in a lot of windy conditions here in SE Virginia. At first it was really hard for me. Over time I've gotten better.
I agree with cutting down the spin as much as possible. As they say "When it's breezy, swing it easy."
For iron approach shots, take a lot more club and use an abbreviated backswing AND follow-through. That tends to keep the ball low. I've gotten to the point where I'm proud that I get on the middle of the green on a 135-yard par 3 using my 6-iron or my 5-iron.
Downwind, tee it high and enjoy it.
For strong side winds, use AIM exclusively; never try to use SPIN to counter a side wind. In other words, if the wind is blowing right to left, don't try to fade a ball into it. Just aim up the right side. In general, provided you don't apply sidespin to the ball, the wind doesn't move your ball sideways as much as it seems like it should, especially on mid- to short-iron approach shots.
Have fun. Try not to fight the wind too much or get too worried about it.