I am a back-end(PHP/Symfony) developer in a company. At the moment, I have a drop in my motivation that results in procrastinating during my work hours, getting anxious and having a low morale. Stress starts to take over with physical symptoms such as stomach ache, fatigue, etc.
Background: I switched career paths. I was a pastry cook before and I passed exams and studied hard for a 6 months course + 3 months of volunteering/intern to become a Symfony Dev. With this, I found a job in a company that places devs in other companies for a mission that spans minimum 3 months.
I spent 3 months working alone on a project that my other colleagues thought "difficult" and "not enjoyable". I worked hard to understand the project(mission) and often worked late. My mission boss was happy with my performance and extended my mission for 3 more months. This is the 4th month.
After reflecting about why my morale was low, this is what I have concluded:
"I do not enjoy back end dev" I have a long artisanal experience of manual work. And I have a long experience using Photoshop. I like creativity and drawing, and I made this re-conversion because after many years with Photoshop, I wanted to try CSS and HTML. And I liked it.
"I work alone and I feel lost" I am in an environment with 3 senior developers, and 1 junior developer will soon join the team. I mainly learn alone as the senior developers are busy. I ask them for guidance once in a while when I'm really stuck and they are keen to help me out. But I do not like asking always as I feel it will not help my confidence in the long run.
I talked to my mission boss about my dropping motivation and told them that I had more enjoyment and confidence when they had assigned me front-end work earlier(HTML/CSS) in my role. He acknowledged that and replied with nothing more except than it was because I'm a junior.
I then sought a rendezvous with my company boss, and told her that I have spoken to my mission boss about dropping the back-end role. She acknowledged that and told me that there is a possibility to move to a front-end role. I felt that this idea was perfect and that would suit me better.
2 weeks later, nothing seems to have changed about my status. I feel like doing nothing at my current role. I'd rather get fired than just waiting at my desk.
I have no quarrel with my peers or management. The ambience is okay, and the workplace is not stressful.
How can I best manage the situation so that I can move to a front-end role, and until then, deal with my dropping morale?