hi saveme. well i am 37. it took me until my early thirties for me to love myself. i am still doing so, i feel it is an ongoing process. it is different for everyone, it is dependent i feel on some critical factors in life, thus you need to look at things that are age relevant and time focused for your age demographic. loving yourself, for me was to cheifly understand my inadequcies, my faults, the good stuff and areas that i need to focus on. the process, i feel is a flowing system, you flow from one lot of learning to another. for me to love myself as myself i first learn't forgiveness, for you your sarting point will be different. showing your heart to others without shame or indifference was something that helped with on-going process. i am still a work in progress though. hope this helps.
ps, i am sure other members will provide more info, this was my 2 cents worth. with compassion
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.