What is self-love? What does it mean to you? Where did the term even come from?
Self-love starts or should start from the love and attention you are given as a child; from your parents and loved ones, your environment, and so forth. But nearly all of us will have had experiences when we were younger that affected our self-love/esteem.
A lot of us will have learned that love and attention were given to us for the things we did like good grades, as opposed to just being yourself. Some of us will have struggled with how we looked or felt, and some of us may have experienced bullying. There will also be people who struggled with their self-love because of issues formed in adulthood that have affected them having a love for themselves.