Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails… 
1 Cor 13:4-8 (NIV)

If I am going to learn to truly love myself, these the guidelines I'm going to have to follow. I can no longer keep reminding myself of all the things I've done in the past; all the regrets I have. 
It’s essential that I protect myself and trust myself. I have to always hope for the best in myself, to have patience with myself. Be kind to myself and stop being so hard on myself.
Then I can really love others.