I have a tendency towards completionism. That means, when I start something, I have to do/read/listen to the entirety of the item.
If I start the first book in a series, I will read the entire series. If I start a new podcast, I will go back and listen to the whole archive. If I start a project, by golly, I am going to work until it is done.
While this is time consuming, it is not usually a problem in my life.
Unless I need to play catch up.
That tends to happen after vacations or long periods where I am away from my usual routine. For example, we just go back from vacation. My email is overflowing and my podcasts are stacked up. My desire to ensure completion means that I'm going to be digging out for awhile. My inbox is at a number that gives me hives and I've got like 5 hours left of podcasts to listen to. All while the usual stuff is still rolling in.
Could I just mark everything read or as played? Sure.
Will I? Nope.
I'm just going to keep plugging away in little chunks until I'm caught up. Then I'm going to get back to reading the books in that cozy mystery series I started.
Do you have to complete things?