In psychology, a habit is defined as a behaviour done automatically, requiring little conscious effort. I have meditated recently pretty much every second day, but I fail to see any automaticity; its incredibly effortful to sit and meditate for me still.
Does Buddhism have anything to say about forming such habits? Is there any knowledge -- whether in the scriptures or from personal experience -- suggesting the ideal frequency of meditation (to form a habit)? Here, I mean the frequency which would enable consistent and automatic sitting and meditation.
Also, does consistency relative to the hour of the day of meditation matter at all?
Any information is welcome, thank you.