Originally Posted by HiImJeremy
How can you love love yourself when you feel like crap?
The way you feel is in response to what you are focusing upon. So the answer would be to focus on yourself in a different way than you have been in the past.
Notice your good qualities and ponder them extensively. Savor those actions you are proud of and pay no attention to those you aren't. Beating yourself up for what you think you did wrong only makes the self hate worse. Attention is water, and the objects of attention are the plants that are being watered. Nourish only those plants you want growing in the garden of your soul.
As Buddha is rumored to have said, "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."